|Charity Wins Award for Reducing Water Use|
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|Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:00|
A charity which looks after Wales’ historic buildings and landscapes has won a UK-wide award for the innovative way it is helping the environment and slashing its bills at the same time.
The Environment Agency’s ‘Water Efficiency Awards 2012’ - in association with Waterwise - handed the honour to National Trust Wales for the creative and practical way it reduced the amount of water it uses.
Under its ‘Fit for the Future’ project, National Trust Wales used 40 per cent less water in its 240 properties in Wales, saving £100,000 in the process.
The project was set up to make environmental improvements in the way the Trust runs its properties. This included working out the basic amount of water needed in each of its buildings, harvesting rainwater and installing water-saving devices such as flush controllers.
National Trust Wales came top in two categories in a ceremony held at the House of Lords in London last night (Monday 17 September).
It won the UK-wide Innovation Award for new ideas and also took the Welsh Government sponsored prize for efficient use of water in Wales
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:41|