St. Mary’s and the Eco Committee were delighted to receive their new waterbutt from NI Water. Waterbutts are a great way of harvesting rainwater, which can then be used to water plants or wash windows.
We get plenty of rain in Northern Ireland but this rainwater has to be cleaned at our treatment works before it goes into the taps. Using a waterbutt to catch the rain is just one way we can all play a part to ensure there's enough water for everyone now and in the future.
Pictured are Year 9 students with Anna Killen (NI Water), Mr M Fitzpatrick (Vice Principal) and Miss O McCann (Eco Schools Co-Ordinator).