Water industry figures show that people in the South East use an average of 160-170 litres of water each per day – more than anywhere else.
Nearly a third of that water (55 litres) is flushed down the toilet. Only 10 litres is used for cooking and drinking.
In spite of recent rainfall the long-term prediction is for water levels to remain critical. Like many businesses, the council uses a lot of water in its daily operations.
We have already taken many measures to reduce how much water we use and we will introduce the following measures to reduce our water consumption further:
Crawley Council and Southern Water are working with businesses to help them plan for the drought and reduce their water waste.
Southern Water’s website has advice on measuring and managing your water use and costs.
Additionally Crawley Council’s Green Business Programme can give you tailored advice for your company – please see related pages or call us on 01293 438 543 to arrange a free visit.
For the latest drought report from the Environment Agency please click on the below link.
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Crawley Borough Council Environment Unit