To mark World Savings Day, we’re sharing our recent work for Scottish Water. The ‘Water Is Always Worth Saving’ campaign underlines the importance of protecting this precious resource. Although it may seem like we get more than enough water, only 1% of rain lands where Scottish Water can access it.
So, how can we be less wasteful? One of the best things you can do to save water is take a shorter shower. By taking just 2 minutes less you’ll save 4,000 litres a year. You’ll also reduce your energy bills by £130.
Around one fifth of the average household’s heating bills are spent on heating water at a time when energy prices are sky-high However, you can reduce this by using the eco-setting on your washing machine and only boiling what you need in the kettle. These are just some of the ways you can save water in your home.
The environmental impact of water use is often overlooked, but the reality is it accounts for 6% of carbon emissions (the same as the aviation industry). Of this percentage, 1% is accounted for by the process of purifying water and pumping it across Scotland’s 50,000 miles of pipes. The remaining 5% is from energy used to heat water in the home. So, saving water isn’t just good for your pocket, it’s good for the planet too.
Water is essential to our everyday lives, with the average person in Scotland using 165 litres of it a day. By taking simple steps you can save water, save energy and save money.
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