And when something is precious to you, you do everything you can to protect it. That’s why we’re tirelessly looking for better ways to save water. We may be the best leak-finders in the business, but we’re still investing £22 million every single year to stop water going to waste. On top of this we’re continually improving our network of pipes. It’s all part of our Water Resources plan, which you can read here.
You can help too
We can’t make it rain more, but we can all do everything possible to save water for ourselves, our neighbours and our local environment. Just by turning off your tap when you brush your teeth in the morning and shortening your shower by 1 minute you can save up to 27 litres of water. That’s enough for 80 cups of tea each - a simple saving we can all make.
Think how much water and money could be saved if everyone in your house, street and community did this, every day? That’s a lot of water saved for tomorrow, and a lot of extra money to enjoy on other things.
To protect water in our region, we want to make it simple for you to save water in your home. Many of you already have a meter that means you only pay for the water you use, but we’re determined to go even further to support our customers. By 2035, all homes will have an upgraded meter which allows you to see the water you use, so you can control what you save. You can find out more about our meter upgrade programme here.
In recent times, the average household water consumption has risen by 15%, so there’s never been a more important time to love every drop. If you’d like to help, there are lots of easy ways you can save water in your home: