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28 April 17

Celebrating World Water Day with Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Earlier in March, Affinity Water joined the Paediatric ward at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) to celebrate World Water Day, an annual event which highlights the importance of sustainable management of freshwater resources.

To mark the event, Affinity Water’s Education Team worked with students at the hospital to help them understand where their water comes from and why it’s so important to look after it. They carried out scientific experiments such as ‘what goes down the toilet’ which highlighted the importance of only putting toilet paper down the toilet, to avoid problems such as drain blockages and potential localised flooding. The students also looked at the average amount of water used by common household activities and how easy it is to save water whilst taking showers, brushing teeth or even doing the washing up!

Marilyn Raymond from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, said: “Affinity Water’s education team provided a valuable session with a direct learning experience that motivated the students. Many of our young patients come from other parts of the country as well as abroad for specialist surgery and the resources proved valuable on the day and in the future.”

Hannah Battram, Education Services Manager for Affinity Water, said: “We were delighted to be able mark World Water Day in this way. The RNOH teaching staff do such a fantastic job and support a wide range of children during very difficult times. It was great to be able to provide resources for water related topics both for the day and for the staff to use in the future. ”

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