Time to Conserve Water

Probably many of you saw this article from today’s Guardian.

” England faces wildlife tragedy as worse drought in 30 years hits habitats”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/19/england-wildlife-drought?intcmp=122

With the east and south-east of England declared in a drought many wildlife species that depend on wetland habitats are at risk.

While a lot of the time it may seem like there is nothing you can do to make a conservation difference, this is one case where each and every one of us can do something- conserve water!

Most of us do not take the time to think about how much water we waste at home whether it is from not fixing a leaky tap or letting the water run while you brush your teeth.

However, there are many little things you can do that can help significantly such as using the energy efficient settings on your washing machine, taking a shorter shower, using a bucket when washing the car or keeping a container of water in the fridge.

So next time you turn on the tap, remember what you can do to help the many birds, fish, mammals and insects that depend on the wetlands.

For a more detailed list of tips on how to conserve water at home and in the garden Check out the Environment Agency’s website:

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/beinggreen/118941.aspx

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