Wexford urged to take water conservation pledge

By Dan Walsh

Chambers Ireland and Irish Water are calling on Wexford businesses to get involved in Irish Water’s Water Stewardship Programme, which includes taking the Water Conservation Pledge, carrying out free Online Water Conservation Training and finally enrolling to become a Certified Water Steward.

Yvonne Harris, Irish Water Head of Customer Operations, said: “Safeguarding our precious water resources is a top priority for Irish Water and we are delighted to launch this water stewardship partnership with Chambers Ireland. Conserving water not only helps protect your local supply – it can also protect the environment, boost your reputation, and reduce your bills.”

Emma Dunphy, Chamber Operations Manager said: “County Wexford Chamber encourages Wexford businesses to move to sustainable water management. Irish Water’s Water Stewardship Programme provides an opportunity to improve your green credentials by taking the water conservation pledge and online training to support your business to use water sustainably, in a way that benefits people and the environment.”

Bartender using water (Pic; Irish Water)

Ken Stockil, Director of Programme Delivery said, “This innovative programme has been made possible thanks to the funding from Irish Water, Skillnet Ireland, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and is a clear demonstration of Ireland’s growing reputation and leadership actions on water stewardship and climate action.”

Irish business uses circa 510 million litres of water every day in Ireland which is why supporting businesses to become more sustainable in how they use water is critical to safeguarding supplies for the future.

Chambers Ireland will work with Irish Water to raise awareness of the Three Steps to Sustainable Water Management, to support businesses to lower water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.

Businesses can find out more information on the Water Conservation for Business Hub at www.water.ie.

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