I don’t like to burst that ‘I am in an island’ of yours bubble (yes, yes, I’m paraphrasing) but being waterwise is pretty importante if you’re part of the human race.
Here are a few reasons why:
- The amount of water we use in the UK is not sustainable; we have to use less on a daily basis to ensure our supply doesn’t run out. Water consumption is also linked to climate change – because treating, pumping and heating water produces carbon dioxide – which is a greenhouse gas.
- Water isn’t running out – the water cycle is continuous, but with the increasing population there are more of us to share the water supply.
- The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. This takes into account cooking, cleaning, washing and flushing. Again, this is not sustainable and we are not the only ones with a water scarcity problem. According to the BBC 2/5 of world population already faces water shortages, and 1.1 billion people in the developing world do not have access to a minimal amount of clean water.
I know that it seems as if this information coupled with all the hydration and health information is all a bit too much, but it really isn’t. All it means is just being sensible – rather to think in terms of what we have, rather than what we ‘may not have’. And if there’s anything that we do know, it’s that being British is the epitome of sensible.
I’ve blogged long and hard about sensible ways with water, so please feel free *pointing here, there and there* to have a gander:
Here, at AquAid, we really, truly are more than just your water cooler supplier – we’re pretty much all things water. If you’d simply like an idea of what water cooler is best for your environment, whether it be for work, sports, school or home, let us know.
Some information from http://www.waterwise.org.uk/