Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Use Water Wisely; Commercial Feature in Association with NORTHUMBRIAN WATER

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Use Water Wisely; Commercial Feature in Association with NORTHUMBRIAN WATER

Article excerpt

ALTHOUGH we have plenty of water in the North-east that is no reason to waste it.

Providing drinking water uses valuable natural resources - energy is needed to treat it and pump it round the pipe network.

Chemicals are used to clean it and the more it is cleaned the more waste products and carbon dioxide are produced. And the more water we take the less remains in the natural environment.

Everyone can play their part by using water but not wasting it. Water is vital for health - so be generous with the water you drink but wise with the water you use.

There are lots of simple things which save water like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth - that can save up to a ten-litre bucket full.

Fix dripping taps - a tap that drips once a second can waste 13 litres a day. Fit a new washer and it will save 4,750 litres of clean water a year . …

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