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Yorkshire Water encourages customers to take part in Water Saving Week

As part of Waterwise’s national Water Saving Week (29th April – 5th May), Yorkshire Water is offering free water saving packs to homes to help improve water efficiency and reduce water bills.

Within the pack, four free water saving devices are provided which, if all fitted, could save over 18,000 litres of water annually per household, equivalent to the capacity of 225 bathtubs.

These devices include kitchen and bathroom tap inserts, a toilet flushsaver bag that is placed in cisterns, a four-minute shower timer, and a ShowerSave flow restrictor that regulates the amount of shower water useage. 

As part of Water Saving Week, Yorkshire Water is also looking to reduce its own water wastage by starting to install 34,000 ‘acoustic ears’ within its water pipe network, which will help detect invisible undergoing leaks and fix them quicker. Trials are also taking place across the county with technician’s visiting homes to carry out a water saving ‘MOT’ to help reduce usage and cut bills.

Suzanne Dunn, Water Supply and Demand Manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “Water Saving Week is an important occasion to raise the awareness of water efficiency, which is a resource many people in the UK still take for granted.

On average, we each use between130-150 litres of water each day but this could be cut significantly by adopting simple water saving techniques. By being more water efficient this also helps ease the pressure on local rivers and reservoirs, creating more stable environments for the wildlife that lives there.”
 

Yorkshire Water’s water saving tips:

  • - Turning off the tap each time you brush your teeth could save 24 litres a day

  • - Spending one minute less in the shower could save £100 a year off your water and utility bills

  • - Fixing a dripping tap could save up to £18 a year

  • - Using a watering can instead of a hose could save up to 1,000 litres an hour

  • - Fixing a toilet that leaks water into the cistern could save 215 litres per day

To order a free water saving pack visit our water saving webpage.

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