As London’s temperatures rise as a result of global warming, and our barbeque summer dreams disappear (but then reappear in the middle of October when it gets lovely and warm again), water coolers are back in action and rehydrating workers and residents all over the city.
Even though we’re glad to have the hot weather returning, it’s not such good news for the city’s wildlife population. Research conducted by the London Climate Change Partnership predicts that the numbers of creepy crawlies such as various winged insects and spiders could rocket, whilst the common frog and the kingfisher could virtually disappear in a matter of years. Not good news for any of us. Unfortunately it’s tricky to know how long the extinction of these species may take, and the likelihood of flooding, overheating and maybe even drought is more of an immediate problem.
There are things we can do in the meantime to help the creatureswho live in the capital and like to be nearby water. Using water runoff from your roof gutter is an easy way to fill a pond, and will keep any frogs in your neighbourhood as happy as Larry. How about using the drip tray from your water cooler to top up this supply? Or maybe even helping out by putting out one of our fantastic pet water dispensers for the wildlife in your garden?
In a time where carbon footprints are stomping all over the place, we at The Water Delivery Company feel it’s definitely important to do our bit to keep our city as green as possible.