NI Water has donated a waterbutt to Hezlett Primary School, Castlerock, after being successful in a recent competition. Pupils from the school created their own mini waterbutts as part of their home learning and NI Water’s ‘Win a waterbutt competition’ for schools.
Waterbutts are a great way of harvesting rainwater, which can then be used to water plants or wash windows. We get plenty of rain in Northern Ireland but this rainwater has to be cleaned at our treatment works before it goes into the taps. Using a waterbutt to catch the rain is just one way we can all play a part to ensure there’s enough water for everyone now and in the future.
You’d be surprised how much water we all use on a daily basis. 153 litres per person sounds like a lot,