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Severn Trent shows Solihull children how they can save water 

Friday 23 March 2018

Pupils at Coppice Junior School are now in the know about saving water after a visit from Severn Trent.

The company visited the school in Solihull to give a special assembly all about water efficiency as part of Water Saving Week, which runs all this week.

Malcolm Smith, who gave the assembly, said: “Small actions can make big changes when it comes to saving water, and we want the children to understand they can make a real difference by considering how best they can use, and save water, as well as realising that there’s not an everlasting supply of water.”

Severn Trent supplies more than 8 million customers with around 1.8 billion litres of drinking water each day, which is the equivalent of 720 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The company encourages everyone to consider small changes like swapping baths for showers, or fixing leaky loos, to help customers save water in the home.

“The children were really engaged and hopefully now they can encourage good water saving habits at home, and of course we’ll also make sure that we do our bit in saving as much water as possible, so there’s always enough water there when we need it,” said Malcolm.

Malcolm’s top water saving tips:

•    Turn the tap off when brushing teeth, this can save nine litres of water;

•    Taking a quick shower instead of a bath, can save 40 litres of water;•    Get a water butt, and water your garden and flowers with the collected rainwater;

•    Wash your car with a bucket and sponge, not a hosepipe – or just wash the windows, lights and mirrors; and

•    Watch out for a leaky loo – stuck buttons on dual flush toilets can waste hundreds of litres of water every day.

To order free water saving devices to help start saving water in the home visit stwater.co.uk/savewater

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