Use water wisely this summer

08 July 2022


Customers across the region are getting set for temperatures to rise over the next week and Anglian Water is asking people to be aware of the amount of water they are using.

During the hot weather the water company will see peak demand levels rising which puts pressure on the water network. If everyone draws on that supply at the same time, the water company could see water pressures dip, meaning it can’t flow from the taps so freely.

Sarah Castelvecchi, Water Saving Manager at Anglian Water said, “We want everyone to enjoy the fabulous sunshine and being outdoors, however we would like to ask everyone to think about how they are using their water. Paddling pools are the go-to cooler, but a standard pool can use up to 400 litres of water – that's four full water butts. It would be great if people could reuse the water on their gardens, instead of from the tap, as their plants will be hot too!”

The water company provides over four million customers with drinking water across the East of England, supplying on average a billion litres of water a day to homes and businesses. The water comes from a combination of groundwater sources and surface water reservoirs.

Sarah added, “We’re asking people to use the water they need to stay hydrated and healthy; we want everyone to use water wisely and reuse wherever possible to help us keep taps running this summer. Every drop of water is precious, so we work hard to make sure there is enough to go around for both today and tomorrow.”

Anglian’s Top Water Saving tips:

Small actions make a big difference. That's why Anglian want you to help re-use, recycle and protect every drop of water.

·       If you can’t save the paddling pool for another day, make sure you use the water on the garden before reaching for the hose.

·       Use your bath or washing up water to top up your water butt to use on your plants.

·       Your garden needs a lot of love and care, so why not explore our handy water saving tips for your garden that will save time, water and money.


Or quite simply:

·       Give the car wash a miss – a dusty car means you’re doing your bit for the environment

·       Learn to love your brown lawn. Turn off the sprinkler, the grass will soon bounce back when it rains.

·       Cutting showers to just 5 minutes, our region could save over 100 million litres of water every single day - that's like leaving a tap running for 30 years!

Whilst you’re hard at work saving water in the home and garden, Anglian Water is working non-stop to make sure there’s enough water for everyone for both today and tomorrow. Find out how they are saving and sourcing water responsibly here.