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ENVIRONWISE GIVES LAST
CHANCE CALL TO SAVE WATER
SustainablebusinessexpertsEnvirowisehaveissuedafinalcallfor
businessestosignuptoTheRippleffect,afreeresourceefficiency
initiative focused on supporting companies and organisations as
they improve their water efficiency, reduce consumption and
futureproofagainstthebottomlineeffectofrisingcosts.
TheprogrammesaysithaswrittentotradeassociationSPATAto
highlighttheproblemsasitinvolvedswimmingpoolowners.
With water companies outlining plans to increase bills between
2010and2015byupto22%,thosetakingpartcanexpecttomake
costsavingsaswellasimprovetheirenvironmentalcredentials.
Envirowise, a government funded programme that offers
practicalenvironmentaladviceforbusinesses,saysitispossiblefor
a business that has not considered its water use before to make
savings of up to 30% of its water and effluent bills, and these
savingscanincreaseto50%byinvestinginlong-termwatersaving
projectsandwater-efficienttechnology.[1]
Through implementing a number of simple low and no-cost
measurestoimprovewaterefficiencyincludingfixingdrippingtaps
and installing water-saving devices, Envirowise estimates that
businesses in England and Wales could be making annual savings
of up to 3.2 billion cubic metres, worth around £9.4m per day by
reviewingtheirwaterusage.
Mary Leonard, a director at Envirowise, says: “Water is still
consideredbymanyasacheapandlimitlessresource.Therealityis
that costs are rising and we are using far too much of it putting
pressureonexistingsupplies.“
HISTORIAN COMPLETES
SWIM IN ALL LISTED POOLS
Anarchitecturalhistorianhasroundedoffachallengewithadifference
by completing his attempt to visit each of England’s listed Victorian
andEdwardianpublicpoolsandswimalapforeveryyearthebuildings
ElectroTech Control Panels
havebeenstanding.
For Swimming Pools & Spas
In a bid to highlight the importance of historic public swimming
pools, Dr Ian Dungavell, Director of national heritage charity the
We design, manufacture and can even install VictorianSociety,finishedhisepictask,whichhasseenhimswimming
on your behalf Bespoke Control Panels
adistanceof22miles,with116lengthsatDulwichLeisureCentre.
Built between 1890-92 by Spalding and Cross, the Grade II-listed
for any application. buildingstillretainsmanyofitsoriginalfeaturesincludingitscastiron
balustradeinwhatwasoncethemainpoolhall.
Our control panels are made to Industrial standards and “I’m delighted to be finishing the 1,000 Year Swim at Dulwich
will make your plant room installations look very
LeisureCentre,”saidDrIanDungavell.
professional, we can incorporate and control features
“WithSouthwarkCouncilpledging£5mtowardstherefurbishment of
within the panel including:
thepool,it’sveryexcitingtothinkthatthishistoriccommunitybuildingwill
beopenandavailableforlocalpeopletouseformanyyearstocome.
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“ThisisexactlythesortofinvestmentthatVictorianandEdwardian
poolsaroundthecountryneediftheyaretocontinuetobeasource
UV & Ozone Systems
of pride. We congratulate Fusion Leisure Centres and Southwark
U/W Light & Surround
Council onsecuring thefuture ofthis historic pool andhope councils
Lighting
aroundthecountrywilltakenote.”
Dulwich Leisure Centre will mark the final leg of a challenge which
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beganwith104lapsatBramleyBathsinLeedsinJuly.
Swimming a total of 1,543 laps at 14 pools over the summer, Dr
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Dungavell will have covered a distance more than equivalent to
Timers
crossingtheDoverStraitoftheEnglishChannel.
“It’s been a tough but fabulous experience,” continued Dr
The panels come complete with full wiring diagrams
Dungavell. “The swim has taken me to some of England’s best-loved
and can be sign written up with your company name.
local landmarks and hidden gems. Along the way, I’ve met many
peoplewhoarepassionateaboutthefutureofBritain’sVictorianand
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Edwardianpoolsandtheopportunitytheygiveeveryonetoimmerse
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“Wemustworkhardtoensurethatadequatefundingandexpertise
isavailabletokeepourremaininghistoricpoolsopentoeverybodyfor
or Email the details for a quote to manyyearstocome.”
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