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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 and energy.

 

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 money:

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 day.

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 visit:  www.bedford.gov.uk/sustainability 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

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