Using water sustainably and supports improved water quality
Rail is responsible for, or linked to, approximately 20 serious pollution incidents per year, as well as many hundreds of less serious incidents. Although organisations collect information on water use and have reduction strategies, but these aren’t compiled and collated to provide a detailed understanding of water use across the industry.
Existing industry management constraints, such as landlord/tenant management of leaks, commercial competition between franchises and the relatively low cost of water, has resulted in limited financial incentives to invest in water efficiency measures. Therefore, holistic potable water reduction measures have not been widely adopted.
Here we provide information to help rail reduce its water consumption and improve its pollution control.