Water is a precious commodity, but we all take it for granted.
After several months of dry weather, we are now approaching the summer with less than half the average rainfall for the year so far.
In the first quarter of 2012, Bermuda recorded just 8.61 inches of rainfall — less than half that of the 18.41 inch average.
More than a third of our water supply comes from rain, but we cannot rely on the weather.
As we head into the summer heat, the message is clear — we must do all we can to reduce usage and to conserve our water supply.
In this supplement you will find numerous tips and advice from the Ministry of Public Works and Department of Health to ensure you have a constant clean and safe water supply.
Michael Weeks, Minister of Public Works, stresses to the public to “use your water supply wisely and remember that every drop saved helps maintain Bermuda’s water table”.
One of the most important things you can do is to check your tank regularly. This will enable you to order a load from a water trucker in ample time, without scrambling around for a delivery in an ‘emergency’.
We also bring you advice on how to prime your pump, how to monitor your water tank levels from the comfort of you home, and new water-efficient products.
We hope you will have a pleasant, ‘drought-free’ summer.