Supporting World Water Day
Bedford Borough Council is supporting World Water Day on Friday
World Water Day is a worldwide campaign, organised by the United
Nations and aims to focus attention on the importance of
freshwater. This year’s topic is water cooperation.
To support the day and help local residents to reduce the amount
of water they use, Bedford Borough Council’s Sustainability Team
will be holding a World Water Day stand in the Howard Centre on
Friday 22nd March between 9am and 3pm.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Bedford Borough
Council is already working hard to save water and was the first
local authority to sign up to the Anglian Water Promise. Through
this pledge we committed to cutting the Council’s water usage by
20% by 2015 across all Council buildings, representing a reduction
in carbon footprint of 700 tonnes and a reduction in both water and
“We are also continuing to work with local schools to identify
ways in which they can reduce their water consumption.
“The Sustainability Team will be on hand this Friday with tips
and advice to help local residents look after and conserve water at
home and at work. By coming down to meet the team you could save
yourself money and help to protect the environment. “
According to Anglian Water, we each use an average of 145 litres
of water a day at home, and are encouraging us all to reduce our
consumption of water by 20 litres, every day by:
1 Turning off
the tap for two minutes when brushing your teeth – saving up to 12
2 Only using a
washing machine or dishwasher when they are fully loaded
3 Installing a
water displacement device or ‘hippo’ in your toilet cistern and
saving a litre of water every flush
dripping taps – saving up to 3 litres a day which is over 1,000
litres a year
5 Installing a
water butt in the garden can collect up to 5,000 litres of
rainwater a year.
Bedford Borough Council’s Sustainability Team’s World
Water Day stand will be located in the Howard Centre (outside New
Look) on Friday 22nd of March from 9am - 3pm. You can also
to view the tips on the Water Conservation webpage.
To find out more about the World Water Day campaign, visit the