Water Talkers

Stick and Change

by
Chloe Booker
Chloe Booker | Mar 31, 2015 | in Loo Litter Concepts

Place our handy new water reminder stickers around your home: On the underside of your toilet lid choose from a selection of sayings on our sticker sheet including: “Many don't have a clue, that saving water starts with you, if it’s not paper, pee and poo, please don't flush it down the loo!”  Also on the sticker sheet are reminders you can stick by the shower, taps or bath. Such as “a running tap uses 6 litres of water per minute – that’s enough water to make 20 bars of chocolate a year!”

Stick and change!

edited on Mar 31, 2015 by David Simoes-Brown

Gina LoBuglio Mar 31, 2015

Hi Chloe, this is one of my favourite ideas so far but I also think that the impact would be even greater if these stickers were in public places as well i.e. Train station loos, Department store loos, fast food loos, etc.

So, with that thought in mind, could we get big companies on board such as John Lewis or Network Rail or even local councils around the country?

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Janet Bradley Mar 31, 2015

I love these little sayings, and I am on board with the need to send these out.... Children will love them (I have yet to find a child who doesn't love stickers), and they can be put where people want them.

Me... I don't want stickers... I like my bathroom to have neat clean lines... stickers are for public toilets!!

Can I have a fridge magnet instead? My fridge is the location for all such things... has to be one spot in the house and that is the one for my domain....

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Louis Allen Mar 31, 2015

stickers/charts by the bath toilet plugholes would be beneificial fo the kiddies to learn

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Janet Bradley Mar 31, 2015

Again, would like to see a mascot picture involved in the stickers. Would be good to see a mascot that is recognisable in all aspects of the water board campaigns to make the public aware.

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anita lewis Apr 1, 2015

Yes aster1x we definitely need a uk water mascot to lead the campaigns! 

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mark burns Apr 1, 2015

maybe stickers could be put more in the public toilets aswell i know they have them on walls etc but put them on lids and cistern boxes aswell

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Janet Bradley Apr 1, 2015

I certainly think more should be made of emphasising what is and isn't flushable in a public convenience. Let's face it, people are more likely to flush something they shouldn't when it's not their toilet, not their drains, not their problem.

They need to understand it is their problem, wherever they flush!

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George Richardson Apr 3, 2015

If you found this mascot idea being embraced then i suggest Bambi would be ideal a well loved character.   Or  perhaps the Babycham logo,or a baby Unicorn.

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

I would like to see a mascot which can be referenced to water in some way... 

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

How about   "NESSIE"  with a big grin,and the slogan  "You Can Fool All Of The People All Of The Time "

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

Nessie found.... Covered in non flushable wipes!!! 

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Mary O'Connor Apr 4, 2015

It's a good idea to have stickers around as a constant reminder. People are so busy in life that thinking about saving water just doesn't occur to them at all.

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

That is very true. It's not an immediate issue, so easily forgotten. I also like the idea of a fridge magnet.

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anita lewis Apr 4, 2015

Totally agree hammy

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

It may not be an immediate issue,but people saving water, however busy people believe they are, will if they do not ,soon become such a problem,and take up so much of their time just to get enough to survive it has to start being in the forefront of every ones mind

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

When water becomes a truly National Issue, do you think Private Companies will still have and be able to sell bottled water. It will disappear faster than snow in August.

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

I think you will always be able to buy bottled water. It's like buying a bottle of lemonade, it's a choice of a bottled drink that should not be removed from the shops. In fact, given the choice, I would much rather lemonade and coke and such sugary drinks be removed from our shelves than bottled water.

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

Plus... Lots of people will always buy bottled fizzy water.

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

Has anyone seen the water skiing squirrel? Watch River Bank video by Brad Paisley on YouTube... The squirrel is the star. Would make a great mascot.

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

aster1x i thought you wanted one naturally linked with water,not an aberration.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

Yes, but he is funny....

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

Especially one engineered by man.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

you want something that will make people stop and stare... If Nessie could be found that would work... But in the absence what will make people stop?

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

Nessie found----- that was really funny.

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

Son of Nessie.

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anita lewis Apr 5, 2015

Stickers could be included with your bill every quarter  so that you can keep the family engageengaged.could be related to that particular families bill eg include a super saver sticker if a reduction was made in water use or some with saving tips or quantities of water used in everyday activities if saving needs to be encouraged! Could be similar to star charts that kids respond to so well! Obviously people could request no stickers if they didnt want them so no wastage.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

I like that idea bambi - maybe even a sticker book with activities, quizzes.... children will want to collect the stickers and may even want to open the water bill when it arrives!!

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

The last two posts combined could be a real winner,and not as expensive for parents as other sticker crazes which cost a fortune,The building of these albums would educate parents as well as children about all aspects of learn  ing,and would help with literacy,giving something back to the community.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

When I was a child I loved stickers... and I have looked at recent sticker books... children love them. If they are educational and not just a bunch of stickers I think it could work.... I like the idea of it being a sticker and activity book - activities such as:

Quizzes

Crosswords

how to build your own water butt

 

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

GOOD, and for a small charge a selection of Jig Saw puzzles.Water always makes complicated  but fascinating puzzles. When i introduced my then 8 year old grandson to them he spent hours with them building colour coordination and shape recognition and three years later he and older sister still love them.Perhaps a slight profit on water themed puzzles,would help defray the cost of all the stickers.but help further in education.

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Mary O'Connor Apr 6, 2015

Maybe that is a good way to save water! Get everyone doing water jigsaw puzzles, it would cut back on water usage...especially if they were 1000 piece puzzles!!!

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Kate Humpho Apr 8, 2015

Stickers? Yes good to be reminded. Rhymes, yes, like those ear worms that stay with you for life. Weird facts linking water and chocolate production? Kind of odd.  And then with further pondering of the 'fact', all I can think of is 'chocolate production', snigger snigger. Rhymes and stickers though would be great!

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Juliette Apr 9, 2015

Educational statements and reminders will work if fun or humorous - Virgin Trains and YHA are already sticking amusing labels on all their toilets which definitely grab my attention, and importantly smile and act as requested ( ie paper only).

Eg Virgin: "Please do not flush nappies, sanitary towels, old mobile phones, unpaid bills, your ex's jumper, hopes, dreams or goldfish down the toilet."

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George Richardson Apr 9, 2015

Hi Jul,I know you are new ,but if you have time read previous posts,it has all been discissed.

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