Time to spring clean? Don’t forget to check for leaky loos and dripping taps too!
Tuesday 13th April
Spring is a time for cleaning and making improvements to our homes, which includes checking for leaky loos and dripping taps, and Severn Trent is helping by offering free water saving devices to help save water and therefore money.
Doug Clarke, water resources manager for Severn Trent, explains: “We know that it’s a tough time for our customers right now, and we want to help in any way that we can. Spring is the perfect time to start any of those household jobs that you might’ve been putting off, and that includes checking for leaky loos and dripping taps, as well as considering other ways that you could be saving water around your home. And to make it as easy as possible we’re giving away a whole bunch of freebies to save water, and in turn money.”
Doug’s top water saving tips:
- Check for a leaky loo with free dye tablets
- Fit aerators to taps, saving water without reducing water pressure
- Wash your car with a sponge and bucket
- Use a bowl or the sink plug when washing up
- Only fill the kettle with the water you need
- Gardeners can install a water butt to harvest rainwater
A leaky toilet can waste up to 400 litres of clean drinking water a day, that’s enough to fill five baths and can more than double the average family’s water bill - so an easy fix could save a lot of money in the long run.
Doug added: “Whether it’s watering plants, making a cup of tea, bathing the dog or brushing your teeth, we all use water in different ways and it’s surprising how much we all use every day. Every aspect of our lives depends on water, but the truth is that less than 1% of the world’s water can actually be consumed, the rest of it is either salty seawater or contained in ice caps, so it's important we look after what we've got. This is why we’re encouraging everyone to just make small changes, to ensure that there’s plenty of wonderful water for everyone to enjoy for generations to come!”
Severn Trent has lots of water saving devices and advice here.