World Water Day

Posted on: Monday 22 March 2021

Today is World Water Day, a day to highlight the importance of freshwater. In the UK we are very fortunate that we have access to freshwater for sanitation, hygiene and drinking.

However, our fast changing climate, particularly warmer Summer’s, means that in future our supply may be at risk. Water Companies have strategies to reduce the risk of future water shortages but we all have a responsibility to avoid wasting water.

The Council takes water conservation very seriously, and currently have water consumption logging devices installed at 40 sites across the borough. As a result, this helps us regularly monitor water use and take action if there is an indication of a leak/excessive use.

Besides the obvious cost associated with water, there is also its carbon footprint. A significant amount of electricity is required by the water industry to provide water to our taps and therefore this contributes to the impact on our climate.

So next time you go to turn on that tap please think about what you can do to reduce water use and help maintain the supply.

If you do notice a water leak please notify the council on 01495 762200or Welsh Water on 0800 052 0130.

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