Take steps to save water and combat the drought!

Responsible use can cut household water consumption up to by 30%.

19/03/2024 - 11:41 h - Climate emergency Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona is currently at the emergency stage of the drought protocol owing to the scarcity of water resources in the Ter-Llobregat water system that serves the city.

During this stage, water saving measures are stepped up and restrictions introduced on the use of safe water in municipal services, but without disrupting the supply of safe water to the population.

Even so, we need to use water responsibly to avoid it being wasted, as an individual can consume between 100 and 200 litres of safe water a day. If we take steps to save water, we can cut regular water consumption in households by 30%.

Recommendations for making good use of water

  • Turn taps off when you’re not using them
  • Fit water limiting devices to taps
  • Have showers instead of baths
  • Collect water from the shower before it comes out warm
  • Do not use the toilet as a waste bin
  • Install dual mode cisterns
  • Repair any cisterns or taps that leak
  • Make sure washing machines and dishwashers have full loads and use programmes that save water
  • Be careful about what goes down the sink
  • Do not defrost food beneath the tap

More information at barcelona.cat/sequera.