Love Every Drop in Rutland
Rutland County Council is backing Anglian Water’s Love Every Drop campaign, promoting water and money saving tips whilst helping to tackle climate change.
Saving water saves money, energy and carbon emissions, whilst reducing our contribution to climate change and improving our sustainability.
Freshwater is a scarce resource, being only 3% of the water on our planet, and we have to use lots of energy to clean and treat our water to make it drinkable.
Our use of water and other products results in emissions of greenhouse gases, which are altering our climate and leading to changes in the amount of rain and water we receive throughout the year.
We are likely to see hotter, drier summers and heavy downpours in wetter winters throughout this century, whilst we are already experiencing more water shortages and droughts are becoming more common across the world.
Our use of water, products and food which use water in their manufacture and contributions to climate change are having an affect not only on our lives through food prices and hose pipe bans, but also on those in other parts of the world.
So Love Every Drop and pledge to do some of our water saving measures to help save water using these simple steps:
- Don’t run the tap whilst your cleaning your teeth
- Have a 3-minute shower instead of a bath
- Use a bucket of water to wash your car instead of the hose pipe and use a watering can for your garden
- Install a water butt to collect rainwater to use on your garden plants
- Always ensure you fill your dish washer and washing machines
- Don’t put fat down the drain, as this clogs up drains and uses more energy to clean our water
- Keep yourself hydrated…
- by drinking tap water instead of bottled water to reduce your carbon footprint
- by replacing a cup of tea or coffee a day to reduce your water use, as it takes 30 litres of water to produce a cup of tea and 140 litres of water to produce a cup of coffee!
Be waterwise, and visit our display stands in our libraries and Council offices to find out more water saving tips and see what our staff are pledging to do to save water on our Pledge Tree in the Council Chamber Lobby.