WORLD WATER DAY: WHY WASTE WATER?
On the 22nd March, the UN’s World Water Day is taking place, and will continue to focus on the importance of giving people the right to have access to freshwater. This year’s theme will pose the question; ‘Why waste water?” and will look at the relationship between water and wastewater in the search to improve water quality and look at treating and reusing wastewater.
Globally, over 80% of wastewater generated by society, flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Yet, 900million people still do not have access to safe water with over 663 million people live without a safe supply of water close to home.
For the 1.2 Billion people living in areas of water scarcity, where sanitation is poor and infrastructure is inadequate, a good option is to consider water waste as a solution rather than a problem.
The world’s population is ever growing, with urban populations expected to double from 3.4 billion people to 6.4 billion by 2050; with slum- populations growing even faster. Accompanied with this comes infrastructure, water and sanitation demands. By 2030, water demand is set to grow by 50%. Therefore, instead of wasting water, we need to reduce and reuse it.
How can you do your bit to save water?
- Install infrared taps – our infrared tap technology automatically turns off when hands are moved away from the sensor
- Install a modern washroom system – Dolphin’s Alavo range provides a water saving of up to 70%
- Leaking taps and pipes should be fixed straight away – leaking taps can waste 15 litres of water a day
- Educate employees on using less water – if employees understand the implication of their actions, they are less likely to waste water
Dolphin’s team of experts are able to advice you on the most effective and sustainable washroom designs, without compromising on style. Whether you choose our infrared tap technology or our sustainable Alavo range, a water saving of up to 70% can be found.
If your business is proactively looking for sustainable facilities then Dolphin’s washrooms products will care for your costs and care for your hands, but also care for the planet.