Will there be a drought this summer?

Who knows? But there is an increasingly serious side to the issue of ‘water stress’, as it is known, around the globe and even here in the UK. I chose to write about water this month because last Sunday it was World Water Day. According to the UN, 20 litres of water per person per day is enough to meet the basic hygiene and food safety needs, and according to Waterwise we use 150 litres each in the UK.


Fortunately, right from the start the Community Centre has been well equipped to minimise its water use. The toilet cisterns are low capacity with dual flush, and the taps in the toilets are auto shut off. And, from monitoring our water meter that was installed last summer we know that we do indeed use a very low amount of water.

If you want to make some changes at home too, then just contact Thames Water, or search their website for ‘Freebies’. They have a selection of gadgets that they will send you absolutely free of charge (up to two) to help you in various ways to save water, and if you are metered, save money too!

Best wishes to you all,


Eco-Team Lead



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