Why you should save water
Every drop counts.
Why should we save water when we live in a district full of lakes and rivers?
Well because every drop counts.
For 1 billion people in this world, safe water is scarce. Yet here in New Zealand we take it for granted, waste it and even pay too much for it by buying plastic water bottles.
Our district has one of the highest household water uses of any district in New Zealand.That’s pretty scary stuff – especially considering the ‘clean green image’ we are selling to our visitors.
Our water problem is the result of water leaks in pipes and excessive use.
Big reasons to save water:
- Water isn’t free. It costs a lot of money to supply water to your home and treat the wastewater that leaves it.
- Supplying and treating water is energy intensive – smart water use will make a difference to the amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere.
- Taking too much water will reduce our enjoyment of the lakes and rivers.
- It always seems to rain when water demand is low!
- To protect the resource for future generations.
Saving water starts at home with you making smart choices. Explore our tips and ideas for how you can save water in any situation.