Without water life cannot exist!
Top tips for water conservation
Check your bill, are there any unexpected increases? Water leaks can get out of hand and increase your bill very quickly.
Read and monitor your meter regularly, and compare with your bill.
Check for leaks and dripping taps, and encourage pupils to report them.
Check urinal controls and ensure they are not left running when not in use at night or in the school holidays. many controls have been fitted but they should be monitored to check they are working.
You may wish to install water saving devices for your taps and toilets; contact Derek Yeomans on 01962 847940 or email@example.com for advice.
Meters can slow down when they are old; a few test readings would indicate whether you need a meter change.
Changing climatic conditions and increased reliance on water for industrial, commercial and domestic, as well as medical, agricultural and leisure use, mean it is essential that water is not wasted, to safeguard our and our children’s future needs. Schools as major water consumers therefore have an important role to play.
NOTE: A generally accepted benchmark figure for water use in Primary/Secondary Schools is 4,000 litres or 4 cubic metres/pupil/annum. This figure will increase if a school has a swimming pool and/or community use. Check your Water Report and aim for a rating of good for water consumption.
Your school Action Team could carry out a water audit. See Eco-Schools for more information.
Water Management Property Services
Hampshire Water Partnership
Staunton Country Park and Portsmouth Water are pleased to offer all of Hampshire's schools a learning experience involving the world of water. Choose from guided or self-guided water related activities, linked to the National Curriculum, in a variety of surroundings at Staunton, such as the Tropical Glasshouse or Wildlife Garden. Topics include Planet Water, Sources of Water and Water Conservation. In addition to this programme there are a number of resources that can be borrowed by schools to deliver follow-up work back in the classroom. Staunton Country Park
BTCV is able to give advice and support to many schools, through free Teacher Groups in Hampshire. A variety of subjects from pond maintenance to composting and recycling are covered.
Community Project Officer Rachel Moroney, telephone 02380 769719