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World Water Day

Article Posted - 22nd March 2019

Today is World Water Day, an annual event which focuses on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of its resources.

It is also an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average person in the UK uses 140 litres of water every day – enough to fill a waste disposal wheelie bin. And once we've run this water, most of it is pumped into our boilers for heating, with showers being the biggest source of water going down the plug hole in UK homes.

By 2025, 1.8 billion people (over 20 per cent of the projected global population) will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions.

So, what can you do to help? And how can you reduce water consumption in your let properties?

Of course, water consumption is mostly affected by those who are living in the property. There are lots of ways tenants can reduce their usage:

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