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07 March 16
The average person in the UK uses approximately 150 litres of water per day, compared to 10 litres in some developing nations. However, the UK has less available water per person than many other European countries. People in the Southeast of England also use more than the national average in a region that the government has designated as being under serious water stress.
We can all make small changes that could make a huge impact, for example, turning the tap off while brushing teeth. If everyone in the UK turned off the tap while brushing their teeth, then together we could save 224 billion litres of water per year. That’s enough to supply 2 million homes with water for a year.
To promote water saving in your school, why not try our dripping tap experiment? This activity links well with Mathematics, Science, D&T and Citizenship and can be adapted for students in KS1 to KS5.
Place a 500ml measuring jug under a dripping tap and record how much water is collected in five minutes. With this information, students will need to think about:
For more background information on water and saving water, please visit www.affinitywater.co.uk/save-water, www.wateraid.org/uk and www.waterwise.org.uk.
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