Hosepipe Ban: what you can do to conserve water!
As the hosepipe ban continues check out the videos below for some tips on conserving water.
CEO Sara Venning of NI Water has said:
“The progress that has been made can be attributed to a combination of the good will of the public and the hard work of our dedicated staff.
“When the hosepipe ban was introduced last Friday we appealed to the public to assist us in managing an exceptional situation. I am delighted but not surprised to say that they have done so and we are now in a position where demand whilst still at high levels is reducing.
“The dedication of our staff who have worked tirelessly has also greatly added to this progress.
“None of us can afford to be complacent however and the hosepipe ban is still necessary. As we face into a period of extended dry weather it is essential we all look at adopting water saving habits as part of our day to day lives now, and in the future.
“It would not be our intention to continue the hosepipe ban any longer than is necessary, but our priority is to maintain supplies of safe clean drinking water to all our customers. The hosepipe ban and the magnificent support we have received from businesses and the public has assisted us greatly in achieving this aim.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation and would like to thank customers for their continued support.”
According to a BBC report, 140 people had been reported for flouting the hosepipe ban in Northern Ireland.
Some very simple tips in this video to conserve water and really make a difference to the pressure on our water supply!!
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving!
- Reduce showering times by 2 minutes!
- If you need to take a bath – catch the water in a bucket as you wait on the water to heat up!
The video below also has some really good, simple tips:
- Don’t run the water if you are cleaning fruit and veg! Simply fill the sink up with enough water to do the job!
- If you use a dishwater, make sure it is fully loaded before using!
- Wash full loads of clothes when using the wash machine.
We would love to hear your tips and ideas?
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