Water is a vital resource for life! This is a fact that all of us are aware of deep down, but, in many cases, this is not yet reflected in how we act. Changing our habits may prove decisive, as future shortages may just be around the corner. We have to think that we cannot survive without water and so we have to rationalise its use in a sustainable manner. This warning we give isn’t meant to alarm you, rather to warn you of the ways in which water is wasted, such as abundant watering, or even in domestic use.
Infralobo’s mission is to supply your home with the quality and quantity required. We strive every day to ensure that this reality can never be called into question, but we can’t help but emphasise how great a responsibility this is!
Our responsibility involves not only guaranteeing that every mechanism is of quality and in working order, but also that we should also develop sustainable consumption habits. So, let us share with you our policy on “How to Save Water”:
In the Kitchen:
Only use dishwashers and washing machines with a full load;
Don’t pour oil or fatty liquid down your sink. Pour them into an appropriate container and dispose of them later in the correct ecopoint;
When cooking, favour steam, microwaves and pressure cookers, as this saves water, preserves vitamins and improves flavour.
In the Bathroom:
Take showers instead of baths. While you lather up, don’t leave the water running;
Replace your showerhead with a low-flow one (with aerator), which mixes water with air to maintain pressure and comfort. You can thus save up to 50% of water;
Use dual flush toilet cisterns;
Rinse with water from a glass when brushing your teeth, and turn off the tap when shaving;
Turn off the tap when soaping yours hands;
In the Garden:
Water your plants in the morning or at night;
Optimise your irrigation system, placing plants with similar water needs together;
Place plants that need more water in shady areas of the garden, stopping them from wilting;
If you have a pool, try to exchange traditional filters for ones that save water;
If you cover your pool at night or when not in use, you can reduce water loss through evaporation by 90% and keep the water clean;
Choose native plants for your garden, and opt for alternative solutions to lawns, such as pine bark or pebbles.
In the Pool:
Try to exchange traditional filters for ones that save water;
If you cover your pool at night or when not in use, you can reduce water loss through evaporation by 90% and keep the water clean.
Fit mixer taps;
Always make sure taps are firmly shut, so as not to let water run or drip;
Be wary of possible leaks in toilet cisterns;
If you spot a leak in public areas (road or garden) tell Infralobo immediately;
Checking your meter and bill regularly will help you detect any anomalies or major increases, and correct any incorrect behaviour.
Urban waste is an important sector of public area management companies, as its production is exponential. We all produce waste every day and after disposing of it there has to be a team of professionals in charge of collecting it and transporting it to its final destination. We need to think about the final destination, as this is a finite space and does not have an unending capacity. It is therefore vital that we separate waste, so as to reinstate its value and place it back on the market. If we all do our bit, correctly recycling the waste we produce, we can aspire to a healthier and more sustainable environment.
Beaches are an attraction we all enjoy, not only for social reasons, but also because, with the right care, beaches can be good for your health.
To ensure beaches remain in good safety and hygiene conditions, the requirements of the European Blue Flag Association need to be met, to ensure that the beaches are awarded the Blue Flag.
Infralobo’s area of operation features a long strip of sandy coastline, as well as a climate ideal for beach-going. The beaches of Vale do Lobo, Garrão Poente and Garrão Nascente all fly the Blue Flag.
The balance between society and nature is so important! Plant cover is essential not only for quality of life, but also because image always depends on the quality of these elements. Infralobo strives never to neglect this service, as we are certain this is an area that more and more deserves our attention, as, in addition to the need to appeal to the eye, the choice of plants and shrubs should be appropriate for the area, in light of saving water.
It is important to choose hardier species, which need less water, and all efforts are being made to replace species at the end of their life span, and to designing new green areas according to this premise, where decorative materials are also being introduced, which improve looks and reduce maintenance, such as pine bark or pebbles.
The public urban area is a very valuable asset, the maintenance of which can never be neglected. In addition to what we see, such as direction signs, public lighting and even urban furniture, there are also buried assets that serve as a base for our quality of life, and by this we mean the water supply network and the water drainage networks. Infralobo’s mission is to maintain and ensure the sustainability of the public infrastructures under its responsibility, and this is an aspiration of great importance, for which a serious commitment to good practice, in terms of sustained management in credible diagnostics and structured and solid planning, is needed. Only then will it be possible to enjoy modern and sustainable infrastructures in the long term.