International World Water Day is held annually on this day, March 22nd. It is a public awareness day aimed to highlight the need to conserve and protect fresh water supplies. The first World Water Day was held in 1993, after it was recommend during the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and has run each year since.
Wexford native Dan Roche of Bathshop123 is a leading campaigner for this issue. Being in the business of selling bathrooms he has dedicated a considerable amount of time and energy to highlighting problems associated with water consumption.
As a bathroom retailer we supply thousands of water-related products per month, and we take water consumption seriously.
Here in the UK and in many countries we benefit from constant access to fresh water, and it is important that we use our resources responsibly. Many people take water for granted which can result in substantial wastage every day, and we have committed to doing our bit to help educate people about water consumption in the run up to World Water Day 2013.
In early 2013, Bathshop321 launched our very first annual Water Usage Survey.
We contacted a section of our customer base, as well as some of the general public, and asked a few simple questions about water usage habits in the home. The aim of the survey was to understand how people treat water consumption in the home, and to identify areas where water wastage could be reduced.
In total, we surveyed 508 people, and some of the key highlights can be found here.
We don’t experience extreme water shortages this side of the world and with our frequent rainfall it’s hard to understand why we should preserve our water supply. But clean water is not a given- it’s a precious commodity that takes time and effort to manage. You can see from the above statistics provided by UN Water that it is vital we take responsibilty for our water usage. Take a look at this site for tips on saving water in our own homes and do your bit for World Water Day.