By Claire Tennyson

SOUTH Belfast uses around 10 million litres of water in one day, it has been revealed.

The figures were released by Northern Ireland Water last week in a bid to ensure people are not wasting supplies.

The company reassured customers that reservoirs are just under 90 per cent full and they do not have any concerns regarding the current storage situation.

They continually monitor levels in reservoirs and take steps to maximise water storage, however, NI Water reminds customers that although there is sufficient water, we should not waste it.

Water supply manager at NI Water, Maynard Cousley, said: “Taking action now to reduce how much water we all use will help us all in the future.

“Whilst Northern Ireland has a reasonable amount of rainfall, we still need our customers to be water wise and realise the importance of conserving water.”

She added: “It really is easy to make a big difference, for example, if every customer simply turned the tap off when brushing their teeth, they could save six litres of water each.

“If you multiply that by the amount of people living in Northern Ireland, that is over 10 million litres of water saved every day.”

Around 10 million litres of water is enough to meet the daily needs of 66,000 people, have 286,000 showers and make 625,000 cups of tea.

NI Water customers should check out the dedicated water efficiency webpages or log onto their Youtube site and watch the short video on how adopting small habits can make a big difference.

Log on to www.niwater.com/waterefficiency.asp

 

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