It’s Water Saving Week – the most important date in the water conservation calendar! Whether you’re in a household or a business, we all have a duty to tackle the problem of water scarcity together by becoming water efficient. Stormsaver are encouraging everyone to become super savers from this week and beyond so we can all save water and carbon together. We’re going to be using this blog to highlight the need for reduced water consumption and sharing tips to reduce usage to become a super saver!
Waking up to the problem of water scarcity
We’re currently experiencing a global water crisis, but not enough people are aware of it! As population grows, so does our demand on ageing water infrastructure. This is coupled with the growing problem of climate change, which is making our summer periods much drier, leading to droughts.
Water in homes
In the period between 2017-18, the UK built over 124,000 homes. Each of these homes will use an average of 349 litres per day. That’s an extra 43 million litres of water per day needed to cover the demand in new homes in 2017-18. Every year a similar number of new homes are constructed to meet demand! Current regulations state that all new homes should be built to use no more than 125 litres per person per day, with an option to reduce this to 110 Litres. However, with the growing water crisis this is set to be reduced even further in the future.
Water and carbon
Tackling the global water crisis will also reduce carbon emissions! The mains water production process is one of the most carbon intensive processes in the UK. 43 million litres of water per day will produce over 14,000Kg CO2e of carbon each day. You can read our handy water and carbon guide here.
So, you’ve probably gathered that the problem is big, very big! To put it into perspective, the UK is set to require an extra 3.4 billion litres of water per day by 2050 according to the UK Environment Agency. This is on top of the 16 billion we already use.
Becoming a super saver!
Saving water is simpler than you think – here are 5 FREE water saving tips to carry out across your property.
- Time your showers – try and stick to 3 minutes!
- Fix those leaks!
- Turn taps off properly
- Only boil what you need
- Pass on your good water saving habits to others
… And if you’re a business
Water usage within businesses is high. You may not have given it much thought, but water is essential to a smooth operation! We can help you reduce your reliance on drinking water supplies by providing a sustainable supply to points of non-potable use.
Rainwater harvesting or greywater recycling systems can be retrofitted to existing buildings or installed in new builds. Water reuse systems can help to save water, carbon and money, all whilst contributing towards your sustainability goals. Stormsaver’s rainwater harvesting systems currently help to save 6 billion litres of water each year, and there’s a chance for you to be a part of it! By having water conservation at the top of your sustainability agenda, your customers and team members are guaranteed to be wowed at your commitment to water sustainability.
We’re here to help you.
Interested in finding out more about rainwater harvesting or greywater recycling? Our team can help! Contact our experts here.