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Falklands promotes the use of Water Wise

Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:02 UTC
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Murrell River and Moody Brook, Stanley water sources Murrell River and Moody Brook, Stanley water sources

Using water, a finite resource efficiently has many benefits, not only to consumers but also to the wider Falkland Islands community and environment. Simple behavioral changes such as taking showers instead of baths, turning taps off whilst cleaning teeth, and using watering cans instead of hosepipes can significantly reduce the amount of water we use on a daily basis. This would also save energy, both in homes as well as at the water treatment plant which is great for both saving money as well as for the environment.

Reducing our water demand means that we are able to reduce the pressure on our reservoirs and surrounding habitats particularly during times of water stress and reduced rainfall.

Our water supply in Stanley is collected from the Murrell and Moody Brook reservoirs, which once treated supplies not only our homes, but also key services (e.g. the hospital, FIMCO etc) and businesses.

Water is a finite resource – our water in the Falkland Islands comes from water collected by rainfall.

Follows Stanley Annual Rainfall*, which are diminishing,

  • 30 year average (1992-2021): 645 mm
  • 5 year average (2017-2021): 562 mm
  • 2020: 319 mm
  • 2021: 332 mm
  • 2022: 408 mm

*the values used to calculate the averages and total rainfalls are from the Stanley Water filtration plant


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