UK Youth

Avon Tyrrell Community Water Conservation Project

UK Youth wants to re-instate a sustainable drinking water supply at its Avon Tyrrell centre in the New Forest used by 20,000 people each year, supply the local community and use the project as an educational resource for the young people we work with.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110590)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • I'm only happy when it rains

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  • I'm only happy when it rains

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Situation

The charity pays a huge amount in metered water costs each year at the 65 acre Avon Tyrrell site and this, along with environmental reasons, means we have identified the need to conserve and manage water more appropriately. There is plenty of help out there for renewable energy technologies in our drive to tackle climate change, be greener etc but not a lot for one of the key areas that affects us, namely the conservation of water as a resource.

Solution

Comprehensive studies & quotes by Southampton University & specialist companies have highlighted water conservation measures we can take. Most are straightforward to implement e.g. we have recently installed three composting loos and built a reed bed for sewage. One major area that we need furher help with is sinking a bore-hole to get our own water supply, including the pump, filters, UV treatment, connections and licences. The payback on savings and reducing our carbon footprint is quick.