33. Luton Water Wardens
Theme: Community engagement and participation
- Promote action to reduce households' water consumption and pollution
Volunteers are given training and support to talk to their communities about how to save water.
In the UK we use approximately 150 litres of water per person per day. Current groundwater supplies – water that exists beneath the earth's surface – are very low with levels more than 50% lower than they should be. Water Wardens play an important role in slowing down the loss of this water so helping to maintain water supplies for the whole community.
The Water Warden's mission is to talk to at least 20 people in Luton about how they can do things a little bit differently in order to use less water, saving them energy and money.
There are benefits for the volunteers, too: they're able to help their community and the environment; gain experience and training; boost their confidence and build links with their neighbourhood.