With the climate getting warmer and the summers hotter and drier every year, there is a high likelihood of the UK government having to impose hosepipe bans, and potentially other measures. At the moment, hosepipe bans only apply to domestic use, but even so, they typically save 100 million litres of water a day. Businesses cannot afford to be complacent and the more water your organisation can save, the more likely it is that hosepipe bans can be avoided.
If you haven’t heard of the Jaws of Death yet, you need to. The combination of climate change and the ever-rising population will mean we could reach the point when there isn’t enough potable water for everyone on the planet. Therefore, the more your business does to save water now, the better it will be for us all in the future. To see how even small differences can help, we’d recommend watching Netflix’s Brave Blue World documentary.
By collecting rainwater and repurposing wastewater from sinks, showers, washing machines and dishwashers, you will be flushing less water (and money!) down the drain. With less wastewater entering the sewage system, the less pressure on the infrastructure, which will cause fewer problems and the longer it will last before needing to be replaced.
An additional benefit of flushing less wastewater is that it will help reduce the risk of flooding. Climate change isn’t just having an effect on the warmer, drier summers, it is also resulting in greater dangers from flooding at other times of the year. So, the less wastewater in the system, the more likely it is that our draining system will be able to cope with heavy rainfall, alleviating flooding and its consequences on everyone’s work and home lives. And the less damage caused by flooding, the better it is for your business.
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