Once again, this year Acea Ato 5 has launched a campaign to encourage customers to save water and promote a responsible use of this precious resource.
The entire Group is involved on multiple fronts in protecting water, which is becoming less and less available due to climate change.
Acea Ato 5 is determined to play its part every day in saving water by modernizing and making its aqueduct systems more resilient, reducing water leaks, thus contributing to sustainable development.
The Company has launched a range of different initiatives – to identify leaks, including investing in advanced technology; to districtualize the entire distribution system; to diversify the sources of supply and protect existing sources; to reuse treated water for agricultural purposes – all with the objective of managing water with a circular economy approach.
Great projects with one goal: improving and ensuring an integrated water service, to protect a resource as unique and precious as water.
However, there are also many little things we can do every day to give our contribution to the environment and save water. Simple rules we can apply when we use water at home, for the health and wellbeing of our community and the planet. Here are a few examples:
Make sure you use drinking water responsibly and avoid watering house plants with drinking water.
Using tap aerators
Applying tap aerators can saves a considerable amount of water: a family of three could save roughly 6,000 liters of water per year!
Closing the tap while you brush your teeth or shave
If you only turn on the tap when you need water, and turn it off again when you don’t, your household could save roughly 2,500 liters of water per person per year!
Repairing dripping taps and leaking toilet cisterns
Repairing a dripping tap can save approximately 21,000 liters of water per year. Repairing a leaking toilet cistern can avoid the slow but constant flow of water and save approximately 52,000 liters of water per year. Additionally, installing dual flush systems that allow a more rational use of water (releasing 6 or 12 liters) could cut consumption by 50%, saving approximately 26,000 liters of water per year.
Showers are better
To take a shower you need about 20 liters of water. To have a bath, you need approximately 150.
Soaking vegetables in water
Leave vegetables to soak in a bowl of water for a while and then rinse them quickly under the tap: this way, a family of three can save approximately 4,500 liters of water per year.
Using the washing machine and dishwasher with a full load
Using appliances when they are fully loaded saves a considerable amount of water: a family of three, can save approximately 8,200 liters of water per year.