World Water Day
WORLD WATER DAY – 22ND MARCH
World Water Day, organised by the United Nations, is a
world-wide campaign which highlights the importance of clean water.
Once again, Bedford Borough Council will be supporting the day by
holding an information stand in the Howard Centre on
Wednesday 25th March between 9am and
3pm. Staff will be on hand with tips and advice to help
local residents be more efficient with water, save money and
protect the environment.
Saving water saves energy because energy is required to deliver
water. Yet, as water is required to generate energy, saving energy
can also help to save water.
This year’s World Water Day theme is water and Sustainable
Development. Water is important to many issues related to
sustainable development; including health, industry, nature, food
According to Anglian Water, around 25% of a household’s energy
bill is heating the water used for showers, washing clothes and
dishes. Why not try the following tips to save water, energy and
1 Have a shower instead of a bath. A
standard 5 minute shower uses less water than a bath.
2 Wait until you have a full load before
using the washing machine or dishwasher.
3 Fixing dripping
taps. A dripping hot or cold tap can lose up to 4 litres of water a
4 When washing up, use a bowl instead of
washing dishes under a running hot tap.
5 Collect rainwater from your home,
garage, greenhouse or shed in water butts and buckets, and
then re-use it in the garden.
Bedford Borough Council’s Sustainability
Team’s World Water Day stand will be located in the Howard
Centre (outside New Look and the 99p Store) on Wednesday the
25th 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 website: www.unwater.org/worldwaterday.