Looking After Our Reservoirs
Using Rainwater Harvesting could cut your mains water usage by to 50%!
Image the difference it would make to our water reservoirs if all new homes could effectively reduce their water consumption by up to 50% and industry could reduce its consumption by similar levels.
Reservoirs are very very expensive to build and the impact on the natural environment and social and cultural effects can be more difficult to assess.
The Rutland Reservoir, located in England, is the biggest reservoir in the country. It has an area of 4.86 square miles and a water volume of 124 million cubic meters. Also in England is the second largest reservoir, the Kielder Water, with an area of 4.25 square miles. It holds 200 billion liters of water to take the crown as the largest reservoir in water capacity. Lake Vyrnwy reservoir, located in Wales, has an area of 3.18 square miles and it can hold 59.7 gigalitres of water when it is full.
Could you imagine another reservoir needing to be built, the amount of space it would require and the impact on the local environment!
Using Rainwater Harvesting in your toilets and on the garden makes perfect sense and means we will be able to continue the land that is currently available to us and hopefully to future generations.