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Water saving tips in support of WaterAid and Concept Cubicle Systems

Here at Britcon, we are proud to raise awareness and money for WaterAid by supporting Concept Cubicle Systems in their Postathon campaign. By raising awareness of how we can save water in our daily lives and posting this article on our website, we are donating £10 to WaterAid to help support them provide clean water for communities in need.

If you can’t donate money right now, you can do your bit to raise awareness by being intentional about saving water and encouraging others to do the same. To help you out, we are providing you with advice you need on how to save water daily.

How to Save Water in Your Home
There are so many ways you can save water at home. Not only is saving water good for the environment, it’s also a great way to save on your water bill every month and also be intentional about the water you use. So, we thought we would share just a few of the ways you can save water at home on a daily basis.

  • Turn off the tap: this is one of the most common pieces of advice when it comes to saving water, because too many of us leave the tap running unnecessarily (while brushing our teeth for example). Did you know that leaving the tap running can waste a shocking 4 gallons of water? So, turn it off and keep it off as much as you can.
  • Upgrade your toilet: an old toilet is a huge water waster, using up to 3 gallons of water with every flush (that’s more water than some people have to last for one whole day). A modern toilet, in comparison, will only flush away 1 gallon at a time, so upgrading your toilet can make a significant difference.
  • Avoid using the hose: during a heatwave it is common for a hosepipe ban to be enforced. However, it is also a good idea to avoid using your hose as much as possible. Watering your garden can use a huge amount of water and using the hose can waste more water in one hour than a family of four use in one day. So, aim to water your garden by using watering cans instead.
  • Upgrade your dishwasher: there is no better time than now to upgrade your dishwasher to a modern version. Old dishwasher designs can waste up to 13 gallons per wash cycle! Whereas an upgraded dishwasher will only use around 4 gallons per cycle (less than if you wash your dishes by hand). 
  • Fix leaks: leaking taps are one of the biggest water wasters in UK homes and can waste as much as 5,000 litres of water every year! So, if you have a dripping tap, don’t put off getting it fixed.
  • Stop buying bottled water: plastic bottles are littering our oceans and bottled water is one of the main culprits for this pollution problem. Did you know that 1/3 of the money spent on bottled water around the world every year could be used to pay for projects providing water to those who need it most? So, rather than buying bottled water, why not donate the money to a charity in need?
  • Take showers: we all know that baths use significantly more water than showers, so aim to take showers as often as possible.
  • 200 million work hours are lost every day by women collecting water for their families.
  • Leaky taps cause 3.3 million litres of water to be wasted in the UK every single day.
  • 31% of schools around the world do not have access to clean water.
  • 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses.
  • Poor toilets and diarrhoea, as a result of dirty water, kill 5 children every 2 minutes.
  • 2.3 billion people don’t have a toilet of their own to use.
  • 844 million people don’t have any clean water close to their home.
  • In the developing world, 50% of fresh water is lost through city leaks.
  • If the world’s water could be fitted into a 4-litre jug, the amount of fresh water available to us would be as little as one tablespoon.
  • 80% of illnesses in the developing world are water-related.
  • Every hour, 200 children die from drinking unsafe water.

Why is Raising Water Awareness So Important?

Being aware of how we use water and understanding just how much we waste, we can be more mindful about our daily water saving habits. There are hundreds and thousands of people around the world in desperate need of clean water and by raising awareness and money, we can help donate what’s needed and so much more -transforming the lives of communities around the world! Concept Cubicle Systems would like to thank you, on behalf of WaterAid, for your donation and for raising awareness!