Did you know that the average person in the UK uses over 140 litres of clean water per day?
That really is quite a lot, and in Kent we actually use more than the UK average.
It's really important that we all try to save water and make every drop count.
Save money by saving water
It may sound obvious, but If you use less water, you'll save money on your household bills.
If you have a water meter, using less water will reduce your water bill, but that's not the only saving: You can also bring down your energy bills!
Around 18% of energy used in homes is spent on heating water. So if you use less hot water, you'll use less energy, and bring down your energy bill too.
Saving water protects our wildlife
If we reduce our water use we will take less water out of our groundwater supplies, rivers and reservoirs.
These supplies are vital water sources for wildlife who depend on them for their survival.
Reduce emissions by using less water
It takes a huge amount of energy to treat water and then pump it to our homes and businesses. Heating water for baths, showers, cleaning and central heating then uses even more energy.
By reducing how much water we use, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the acceleration of climate change.
Water is a precious resource
The climate emergency will bring increasingly drier winters and hotter summers to the UK, which will reduce our clean water supply.
At the same time our increasing population will place even more demand on those supplies.
So it’s more important than ever that we do not waste water, to lessen the risk of water shortages in future.