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5 Aug 2015

Tips on how to save water in the office and at home.

Recently at Film City Glasgow we have been focussing on our water consumption and usage, and we are currently setting goals and targets for reducing the amount of water that the building uses on a daily basis.

A typical office uses around 50 litres of water per employee per day, while it is believed that the average usage of a four person household is an astonishing 450 litres per day! The types of changes we are making here at Film City Glasgow are not simply for the workplace, and we can all reduce our water consumption together by applying a few tips and tricks, both in the office and at home. You can save water by:

  • Regularly check for leaks around your home, and deal with them as soon as possible. At Film City Glasgow, Duty Managers complete regular water checks and tenants are encouraged to report any leaks or dripping taps to a Duty Manager who can action it.
  • Using the dishwasher in your office or home kitchen – hand washing dishes can often lead to more water being used. (Always fill your dishwasher first to gain maximum water efficiency!)
  • Check to see if your toilet is leaking or constantly running. In the workplace, toilets account for over 30% of water usage and a leaking toilet can make this number even more substantial.
  •  Limit your time in the shower (but not too much!) as spending any more than five minutes in the shower can use more water than taking a bath.
  • Install a water butt in your garden – saving money on your utility bills is made easy by collecting rain water to look after your plants, water the lawn and even wash your car!
  • Make sure a tap is fully closed when you have finished using it.
  • If your office uses push button taps, make sure the release function is working so that taps aren't unintentionally left on.  

Following these simple could help you around the home and office, and can have a hugely beneficial impact on the environment, as well as your wallet! Remember; only 1% of the water in the world is safe for human consumption.    

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