Brits Called On To Help Protect Water Resources
A new long-term campaign has been launched, calling on members of the Great British public to do all they can to help safeguard our water resources for future generations as part of the government’s Year of Green Action scheme.
Organisations including Water UK, the Environment Agency, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the NFU and Ofwat have come together to help people protect, connect with and enhance nature, as the climate crisis and population growth put even more pressure on the water environment in the UK.
Because of issues such as these, the UK is faced with not only hotter and drier summers, but also an increased risk of water shortages. The average person uses 150 litres a day in this country, with the UK already operating with less available water than the majority of other countries in Europe.
The Love Water campaign will feature initiatives like beach and river clean-ups, as well as water-saving projects, while raising awareness of the importance of water and the role that everyone has to play in protecting it.
Not only that but those behind the scheme are inviting businesses to show their support through promotional activity while pledging to do all they can to save water and protect the environment through waste and pollution reduction.
Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency, said: “Most people agree that water is a precious resource but too often we take it for granted and don’t see how our actions have a direct effect on the local rivers, lakes and beaches we all care about.
“Our campaign intends to change that by urging people to use water wisely and to think before pouring cooking oil down the drain or flushing a wet wipe away. We know that everyone has a duty to preserve and protect water and the campaign will also work with industry, water companies and other regulators in the longer-term to cut down on wastage.”
So what can businesses do now to do their bit? You could begin by calling in water conservation consultants and asking for their advice so you know you’re doing all you can and starting off on the right foot.
This kind of consultancy service will be able to provide you with all the expertise you need to save money on your water bill, whether that’s through repairing water leaks or validating supplier rates. We can keep track of how much you’re spending on water, how efficiently you’re using it and where savings can be made in the future.
If you’d like to find out more about this kind of service, get in touch with the team here at H2o Building Services today to see what we can do for you.