No Ifs’ or Butts for St Malachy’s Nursery
17 January 2023 11:20
NI Water have donated a Waterbutt to St Malachy’s Nursery School, Bangor. Many schools are seeking to improve their outdoor learning environments to enhance pupil’s wellbeing and mental health alongside improving the sustainability of the school grounds. Waterbutts are a great way of collecting rainwater, which can then be used to water plants encouraging pupils to save water and look after the natural environment.
As we all know Northern Ireland gets plenty of rain; however this rainwater has to be cleaned at our treatment works before it goes into our taps. Using a Waterbutt is a more efficient way to capture and use rainwater and by doing so will help ensure there's enough water for everyone now and in the future.
You’d be surprised how much water we all use on a daily basis, 170 litres per person sounds like a lot, however, much of that is sent back down the drain. Why not get water fit and try our new online water audit at https://www.getwaterfit.co.uk to see just how water wise you are and receive free water saving items such as 4 minute shower timers, leaky loo strips and toothy timers for the little one.
Pictured are pupils from St Malachy’s Nursery with their new Waterbutt.
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Notes to Editors:
For more information on how to save water in your garden, you can download our ‘How Water Wise Are You?’ leaflet from www.niwater.com/information-leaflets