Is there enough water where you live?

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A simple online tool has been developed to help people in England and Wales understand how scarce water supplies are in their region, and provide simple tips for cutting water usage.

We all use water every day, often without even thinking about it. When demand for water is high compared to the amount of rainfall and water available in the environment, there is a risk that people take too much water out of the environment.

A new tool from the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has the answer, by allowing user to enter their postcode to see if there's enough water where they live.

Around 40 million people live in areas of serious water stress in England, yet most people are unaware of this, so the is tool is an straightforward way to find out your local situation and gives practical pointers on how to save water.

On average, a person in England and Wales uses around 152 litres of water every day, which is equal to two bathtubs or over 600 cups of tea. According to the CCW, by 2050, residents need to have reduced personal water use by 42 litres per day in order to protect water supplies and the environment.

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