Video to focus on saving water

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

The Water Conservation Unit (WCU) of the Department of Water Services in collaboration with state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei will be launching a promotional video on conserving water in a bid to further educate the public on the importance of proper water usage in the sultanate.

According to an official from WCU who didn’t wish to be named, the video is expected to be first aired on the channel in May.

“The video will be showing Bruneians’ five main daily activities that involve usage of water, namely brushing teeth, bathing, washing dishes, watering the garden and cleaning cars and ways to avoid water wastage in these activities,” he said.

The video will be divided into five short clips in accordance with the activities mentioned, and each clip will last less than two minutes, added the officer.

He noted that the video is among the department’s ongoing efforts in disseminating knowledge to the public regarding the importance of valuing water and using it wisely.

“Spreading awareness among the public on changing their habits of water usage remains a challenge for (the department),” said the officer, adding that Brunei is still among the highest consumers of water in the ASEAN region with Bruneians consuming an average of 420 litres of water per day.

“It’s a challenge to do this, as Bruneians are already used to the luxurious lifestyle they have here with cheap water tariffs and easy access to water, and they tend to take these things for granted,” he added.

He said he hoped Bruneians will be more prudent in their water usage activities.

The officer was speaking to The Brunei Times on the sidelines of the Studyrama Higher Education and Career Fair held at Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College yesterday.

The Brunei Times