Abbey Meadows is an area of open land between the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal. A ditch running through the area was susceptible to flooding, often rendering sports pitches unusable. Flooding of the ditch also impacted on surface water quality: flooded water drained onto the busy A6 road, carrying pollution into the storm drains which discharge into the River Soar. LCC widened the ditch to create 1,000m3 of flood storage capacity, protecting playing fields, preventing traffic disruption and improving the quality of storm drain water.
Anglian Water’s strapline ‘Love every drop’ conveys the message of the value of water which is promoted through a number of customer awareness aimed at encouraging reduction in water consumption. ‘Bits and bobs’ is a free water-saving equipment (such as dual fluish converters, shower heads, shower timers, hosepipe gun, tap/shower inserts) installed on a home visit, accompanied by an energy and water consumption assessment and water-saving advice.
With the participation of more than 7.000 students from schools in Sabadell, EDUCASSA is an educational program to educate and raise awareness of the importance of water (quality, consumption, etc.) that targets three age segments, covering the whole of compulsory basic education. From 3 to 5 years the water cycle is explained through stories and games, between 6 and 9 years they will know how the municipal water is managed and 10 to 14 years they visit a waste water treatment plant, which aims to understand the process used to depurate the water.