9% of French ski resorts were awarded this criteria
Drinking water without a leak ?!
In France, supplying people with running drinking water started at the end of the 19th century and was only achieved a decade ago. In 1970, a law made all towns responsible for supplying their population with drinking water. Water is one of the most controlled elements, it is constantly checked and analysed in order to guarantee sanitary security as only 1% of the total amount of
water found on earth can directly be used by humans. Not to mention that lots of human activities put pressure on this resource. What characterizes drinking water ? Drinking water is water that you can drink without any potential health risks. Legal standards were established to fix limits that are not to be exceeded in regards to a certain number of harmful substances found in water. The fact that water complies with safety standards to qualify it as “drinking” does not mean that there are no pollutants within it but that the concentrations are low enough so as not to put consumers in danger. New standards are to be complied not only after production (the intake site) and on the
public distribution system but also at the taps (the point of use). Responsible for the quality and the cost of water supply services, local authorities can chose to manage their water supplies either
by managing it themselves or by delegating the work to a private company. The main companies found in France are: Générale des Eaux-Vivendi, Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux et SAUR International (Bouygues group). Every year, 6 billion cubic meters of water are used by local communities. The water supply distribution system (856 000 kilometers) suffers from excessive loss of water due to
leaks on average 25% but in some areas can reach 40%. To ensure a well-maintained system, the objective is to reach a 15% loss of water due to leaks, which is a potentially 600 million cubic meters of water per year.
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The resort disposes of systems which help optimize and reduce water consumption. It has also set up a policy to prevent water from being wasted. The AEP’s water system efficiency is communicated and is above 60%. More than 50% of toilets in public buildings are equipped with doubleflow flushing systems (or automatic devices for the majority of public buildings and toilets) and taps with flow reducers. The local council aims to educate inhabitants and visitors alike in the hopes of reducing water consumption.