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Save water, save energy and save money

05th September 2010

As Water Saving Week (5-11 September) gets underway, TRDC has been given some advice on how to reduce water use and cut water and energy bills from local water supplier Veolia Water.

The Hatfield-based company has launched a campaign to encourage us to be more efficient with our water use, and is giving away free water saving devices to help.

Veolia Water.jpg‘We’ve seen a 25 per cent increase in demand for water over the summer months,’ explained Nicky Savage from Veolia Water.  ‘Most of the water in our area comes from groundwater, and levels have been around normal for this time of year, so we have been able to avoid imposing a hosepipe ban.

‘However, if we have a dry autumn and winter, we may find our supplies stretched, so it’s important that we all do our bit to use water more sensibly.’

‘Saving water not only makes environmental sense, but it can save you a great deal of money too. It’s worth remembering that around a third of the average home energy bill comes from heating water, so if you use less water, for example by taking a shower instead of a bath, then you could save hundreds of pounds every year.’

Veolia Water is giving water saving advice, and providing a variety of free and discounted water devices, including cistern displacement devices for toilets, which save water every flush, and flow restrictor devices for taps and shower heads. These are all available from the Veolia website at www.veoliawater.co.uk.