Why save water?

Sat, Jan 12, 2013


Here are some key facts about the value of water for the UK :

* London is drier than Istanbul and SE England has less water available per person than Sudan or Syria.

* The UK has less available water per person than most other European countries

* Each person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. This has been rising by 1% a year since 1930 and the level is not sustainable in the long-term.

* The energy used to pump,treat and heat the water in the average family home produces the carbon equivalent of a return flight from London to New York.

Find out more about water usage in the UK and how to save every single drop at http://www.waterwise.org.uk/reducing_water_wastage_in_the_uk/house_and_garden/saving_water_at_home.html


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