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NI Water Supports Water Saving Week 2017

16 March 2017 16:36

NI Water is backing the third annual Water Saving Week campaign, which promotes simple water saving tips for everyone.

The company has joined forces with two of the UK’s leading water sector associations, Waterwise and WaterSafe, for Water Saving Week, which runs from Monday 20 – Friday 24 March 2017.

The interactive campaign aims to raise awareness about how easy it is for everyone to use water wisely, with a different theme for each day of the week – at school, in the workplace, at home, in local communities, and the garden. 

Supporting factsheets with lots of advice, water saving tips and daily challenges can be found at www.niwater.com and www.waterwise.org.uk and www.watersafe.org.uk.

Reducing water wastage is also good news for homes, schools and businesses that are on a water meter and pay for the amount of water they use, as this can mean lower water and energy bills.
Michael McGreevy of NI Water said: “We are very lucky in Northern Ireland to have a steady supply of rainwater, and sometimes we could be forgiven for wondering why it is important to conserve water when it seems we have so much!  However, only around 1% of the entire world’s water is actually usable by humans in the first place.  What’s more, the water we do have needs to go through a rigorous, often costly, treatment process before it reaches our taps and is safe for us to drink.  By making very small changes to our daily routines, we can all make massive savings in how much water we use.”
Nicci Russell, Managing Director of Waterwise, said: “This year’s campaign has lots of great challenges and information about wasting less water. We can all take action now to help ensure there is enough water for people and the environment, now and in the future."

“It makes perfect sense to be working in partnership again with WaterSafe - encouraging customers to use water-efficient products and appliances is a top priority for WaterSafe-approved plumbers.”

Julie Spinks, Director of WaterSafe, said: “We want to support householders and businesses to reduce their water waste, not restrict their water use.

“WaterSafe approved plumbers have the expertise to help everyone become more water efficient. Around one third of the water each person uses on a daily basis is wasted, so potentially there are significant savings to be made.”

For more information on saving water, please visit www.niwater.com  or www.waterwise.org.uk or www.watersafe.org.uk
Further information: Please contact the NI Water Press Office on 028 9035 4757 or email press.office@niwater.com

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