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World Plumbing Day!

Today, 11th March is World Plumbing Day.

What on earth is World Plumbing Day? We hear you ask.

It’s an international event organised by the World Plumbing Council designed to highlight and celebrate the vital role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society. Today marks its 5th year

Many of us take the availability of safe drinking water and sanitation for granted, but after devastating disasters as the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Japanese tsumani in 2011, it becomes all too real that the water we take for granted could be gone in an instant.

Did you know, for example, that there is a freshwater supply of 35 million cubic kilometres globally, but than less than 1 percent is available for human consumption?

Here are some more scary facts:

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The advancement of plumbing technology in recent year has seen fantastic developments but it’s important continue the education on water conservation for future generations. 

Take a look at this video from the World Plumbing Council to show the importance of plumbing – and don’t forget to check out our handy water saving tips!

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Interesting Facts About Showers [Infographic]

Today is World Water Way, and to raise awareness of water usage, we have posted a fascinating infographic about showering.

In the UK, around 68% of household water is used in the bathroom – mostly in toilet flushing and showers and baths.

We also found the Men vs Women statistics particularly interesting.

For example, 70% of men shower daily compared to 57% of women, however, 64% of women think about to-do lists in the shower compared to 48% of men. So does this mean that women are too busy to shower everyday? And when they do, they are still thinking about other tasks to do? This may be why they tend to shower for 2 minutes longer than men.

Have a read through and leave a comment to let us know what you think…


[Via: What are your showering habits?]

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Water Saving Infographic – Great Ways To Save Water

Saving water is one of our priorities here at Gainsborough Showers. We’re always looking for ways we can reduce the amount of water our showers use, whilst still giving a great performance for our customers.

We came across this great infographic from Water Saving Ideas which explains how much water is used in producing food and other household items. It’s a real eye opener! Although many of us often think about fixing dripping taps, turning the tap off when brushing our teeth, and taking shorter showers to save water, how many of us actually consider how much water is used to produce the food that we eat everyday?

At the end of the infographic, it suggests ways you can save water through switching certain groceries (although switching milk for beer sounds fun but we’re not quite sure about that one!)

Water Saving Infographic

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Friday Poll Time: How Long Do You Spend In The Shower?

For this Friday Poll, we’d love to know how long you spend in the shower.

Are you in, washed and out in less than 4 minutes? Or do you prefer to relax and take your time?

Is saving water important to you? And does it determine how long you spend in the shower? Let us know in the comments box!

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