Why we should all be saving water!
Water is a very limited resource. Of all of the water that exists on Planet Earth, less than 1 percent of it is usable fresh water
Climate change, and the more extreme weather that comes with it, means that water supply is becoming more unpredictable than in years gone by.
Increased frequency of drought across Europe lines up with climate projections. Water is an international issue, but the UK’s reputation for a rainy climate distracts from how the relationship between rainfall and the water available to us really works.
Water companies capture much less rain for our use than people commonly assume, with parts of the UK already subject to water stress. In fact, 12 out of the 23 water companies operating in areas of England are rated as being under ‘serious’ stress.
Water is also intrinsically linked to energy. But most of us underestimate the energy water companies need to treat and pump water into homes –
To make matters more urgent, UK water demand is set to rise in the next few years, so it’s getting even more important to make the most of what we have.