As Scots enjoy the sun, Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, is reminding residents to take notice of the call to use water wisely.
Scottish Water has asked customers to use water wisely in their daily activities to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather. Average reservoir levels are generally normal for this time of year but the concern is that with current level of usage and continuing dry weather, stocks of stored water available for use are reducing.
The Edinburgh Pentlands MSP is asking everyone to follow 5 simple practical steps that include: -
1. Taking shorter showers
2. Using a watering can rather than a hose to water plants
3. Using a bucket rather than a hose to wash vehicles; only washing windscreens/lights instead of the whole vehicle
4. Turning off taps in the home whenever possible
5. Using washing machines and dishwashers fully loaded
Commenting SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald, said, “Whilst we enjoy the sun, we must remain aware that this sustained period of dry weather has led to significantly increases of water. And with current weather conditions forecast to continue, they are encouraging people to take 5 simple but important steps to conserve our public water.”