At Proseptic, we strive to ensure that our services are making a difference when it comes to the sanitation and preservation of our water. This is something which we do all year round, but we also take time to celebrate World Water Day. We will be detailing some key points about this annual observance day here in this article, so read on to learn more.
What is World Water Day?
World Water Day (22nd March 2023) is a yearly day of observance created by the UN (United Nations) which brings attention to the importance of water quality and availability to everybody around the world. Be it through education, action, donation or more, there are many ways you can participate in World Water Day.
When did World Water Day begin?
With the first formal World Water Day being observed in March of 1993, this year marks the 30th anniversary of this international day of awareness. Each year since the conception of this day, the UN have dedicated an area of focus each year to help educate millions of people around the globe about the crises associated with water, like sanitation and shortages for example.
According to the official World Water Day website, the focus this year is on ‘accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis,’ willing everybody to make necessary and impactful changes when it comes to using water.
How can I get involved with World Water Day?
There are many ways in which we can all engage with the important messages of World Water Day this year. However, the following points can and should be practised all year round to make a positive change in the world:
- Be mindful of the amount of water you use, e.g. in the shower, washing up, cleaning your teeth, check your drain pipes for leaks.
- Visit the World Water Day website to learn more about their aims
- Raise awareness of World Water Day on social media, using #WorldWaterDay
- Donate to help those who need access to clean water
What does World Water Day mean to Proseptic?
As a sewage treatment and drainage company, we are extremely aware of how water has the ability to transform the lives of people, wildlife and more. World Water Day provides us with a fantastic opportunity to discuss the importance of wastewater treatment, and acknowledge our privilege when it comes to water access in the UK.
Our services work to provide customers in the UK with high-quality sewage systems which reduce harm to the natural environment’s water supplies. Preventing damage to your local area is a legal requirement, so without the help of our sewage systems, there is a high chance that your wastewater would be contaminated and therefore damage the local watercourses. But it is not just the installation of these systems which makes a positive change in the general health of water – it is the maintenance of them too.
We ensure that we are always compliant with Government rules around the safe disposal of wastewater, as denoted in the General Binding Guidance. These rules prohibit the discharge of wastewater from septic systems and soakaways into open watercourses, and therefore reducing the risk of contamination.
Our job at Proseptic is to equip you with the right knowledge and tools to ensure your impact on water quality is an absolute minimum. This can range from advice about how often your septic tank or sewage treatment plant is serviced, to soakaway installations but to name a few examples. We are always available to discuss any queries you may have about your system’s impact on local waterways, or any other questions for that matter, so please get in touch if you would like to chat.
Still got questions about World Water Day?
We hope you are inspired to make some good changes when it comes to water, and in doing so you will be helping to achieve the goals of World Water Day. We are on-hand to discuss any questions you may have about our services and how Proseptic as a company works to make local water better. Contact us today to discuss.