No ‘Ifs or Butts’ for Parkhall Primary

Parkhall Primary, Antrim, is one of the latest schools to have a Waterbutt donated by NI Water.

Waterbutts are a great way of collecting rainwater, which can then be used to water plants encouraging pupils to save water and look after the natural environment.

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As we all know Northern Ireland gets plenty of rain; however this rainwater has to be cleaned at our treatment works before it goes into our taps. Using a Waterbutt is a more efficient way to capture and use rain water and by doing so will help ensure there’s enough water for everyone now and in the future. You’d be surprised how much water we all use on a daily basis, 155 litres per person sounds like a lot, however, much of that is sent back down the drain. Why not get water fit and try the new online water audit at https://www.getwaterfit.co.uk to see just how water wise you are and receive free water saving items.

If you are a teacher and would like to avail of NI Water’s new virtual lessons, get in touch at [email protected]

Parkhall Primary pupils with their new Waterbutt along with Principal Mr Baillie and Eco Teacher Mr Hanna.