Schoolchildren from the Almanzora and Levante regions are made aware of the importance of responsible water consumption.

Schoolchildren from the Almanzora and Levante regions are made aware of the importance of responsible water consumption
Image of the talk given this Friday at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario school in Macael.

Galasa, Albaida and TYG González have joined forces in a campaign to raise awareness in schools about the importance of responsible water consumption.

The campaign aims to remind young people of the importance of using water, a scarce and precious commodity, motivating them to adopt responsible consumption from an early age. The initiative involves primary schools in the municipalities of the Almanzora and Levante Levante regions, where these companies provide their services. The main objective is to “highlight the importance of water and raise awareness among individuals of the need for responsible consumption”.

The campaign began on 15 May and will run until 22 June, with the participation of 5th and 6th year primary school pupils from 28 primary schools in the 22 municipalities where Galasa provides water management services. The municipalities included are Albanchez, Antas, Arboleas, Bédar, Carboneras, Cuevas de Almanzora, Fines, Huércal Overa, Laroya, Los Gallardos, Lúcar, Macael, Mojácar, Pulpí, Sierro, Somontín, Suflí, Taberno, Tíjola, Turre, Urrácal and Zurgena.

“The activity begins with active listening and identification of different sounds related to water. Subsequently, the pupils participate proactively by calculating the amount of water they consume every day in a reflective exercise. They also visualise the route that water takes to reach their homes and its subsequent exit for treatment, with the aim of reflecting on management and optimisation to reduce water consumption. In addition, the students work on the importance of the relationship between water and energy, as well as analysing the effort and energy costs involved in making water from desalination drinkable”, the organisation explains.

Currently, water consumption per inhabitant is extremely high. According to the latest INE data for 2020, the average water consumption in Andalusian households is 138 litres per person per day. Through the consumption analysis carried out by the students, values relative to this average are obtained, which are significantly higher than most of the students expected. In this way, the children become aware of their own consumption and can clearly see how by changing very simple habits they can generate significant water savings and contribute to the responsible use of water. Children are undoubtedly the future and become true guardians of water.

Water is a treasure, “and we children must be its protectors”, they say. Let’s use it responsibly, for a bright future. The campaign aims to convey a subliminal message for the future from the child’s perception.

Of course, it also emphasises the importance of responsibility in detecting water leaks in the home and repairing any problems that may result in unnecessary consumption, such as dripping taps or leaking cisterns.

Finally, students are invited to interact and encouraged to create a drawing and a slogan that will inspire the rest of the population, with the aim of focusing attention on the problem and encouraging responsible water consumption. Those that best convey this objective will form part of a calendar that the company will distribute at the beginning of 2024, becoming the main protagonists. It is important to highlight that the reception by the educational centres has been very positive, and the activity has been planned in 90% of them.

Galasa, Albaida and TYG González consider it “of great importance to raise public awareness of the need to reduce water consumption and associated CO2 emissions, as well as to promote responsible consumption of tap water”.

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