Offices waste 310 million litres a day during hosepipe ban

Apparently this is “Water at work week” something I wasn’t aware of until reading it on the Envirowise website this morning. Anyway, the punchline to their week is that businesses are wasting 310 million litres of water every working day, whilst millions of us endure a hosepipe ban.

They say office workers use as much as 35 litres per day each – 86% from flushing the toilet and suggest businesses stick a litre bottle of water in toilet cisterns to save a fifth of the water wasted every day. They also suggest other ways businesses can save water on their website.

 

Apparently this is “Water at work week” something I wasn’t aware of until reading it on the Envirowise website this morning. Anyway, the punchline to their week is that businesses are wasting 310 million litres of water every working day, whilst millions of us endure a hosepipe ban.

They say office workers use as much as 35 litres per day each – 86% from flushing the toilet and suggest businesses stick a litre bottle of water in toilet cisterns to save a fifth of the water wasted every day. They also suggest other ways businesses can save water on their website.

Now, I’m not against this initiative, but let’s be honest – how many businesses are going to bother spending time looking into water saving techniques – let alone actually implement them? What the government needs to do if it’s serious about getting businesses on board is either offer financial incentives or enforceable legislation.

But then again 13 million of us are supposedly under a hosepipe ban at the moment which is being enforced, so what’s the point?

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