Saving Water Challenge
The South East is currently suffering from the driest conditions since 1992. Should the situation deteriorate further there is a real risk of water restrictions having to be put in place during the coming summer and as a result we are asking all our customers to join the Saving Water Challenge.
The Saving Water Challenge involves customers thinking about their behaviour in regard to their own water use and how they can reduce the amount of water they use in their homes. Customers are being asked to think carefully about their water use for non-essential activities such as washing cars, watering bedding plants with a hosepipe and ask themselves, how can I avoid doing it?
Taking part in the Saving Water Challenge is easy as 1, 2, 3. Just follow the steps below and take up the challenge.
For 'How to Fit' Instructions please click here
“Small changes make BIG differences”
Want a Colourful Garden and still be water wise?
DROUGHT UPDATE: During the summer the amount of water we use in gardens can soar by up to 70% of our daily total. There are lots of ways to enjoy a healthy, green garden and protect the environment without using lots of water. The Royal Horticultural Society offer advice on how to garden in the drought. Click here for more details.
In 2007 we established our award winning Drought Tolerant Garden at the entrance to our Head Office in Havant. We have not watered it since yet it continues to provide a colourful display which is appreciated by visitors. Click here for more details.
We have also teamed up with the Parks and Leisure Department at Portsmouth City Council to produce our “Being Water Wise in the Garden” leaflet click here to download a copy.
We also have a number of information leaflets (which are available at the click of the button on the left) giving further advice on how to save water in the home and garden.
Would you like to Save Money on Water and Sewerage Bills?
We have found that many of our customers who change to a water meter use less and they save on their water bills. The installation cost is usually free and don’t forget, if you have a water meter, by saving water you can save money on your sewerage bill too. Use our Water Calculator to see how much you can save.
Even if you do not have a water meter you should see a reduction in your energy bills because you will be heating up less water. By using less water it is a win for the environment and a win for your pocket.
For more information on changing to a meter click the meter photo or give our friendly Customer Service Team a call on 023 9249 9666.
We are doing our bit too!
We recognise the role we have to save water and reducing leakage is one of our key priorities. We endeavour to repair any leaks that “show” above ground within 3 days. Underground leaks can be more difficult to detect. However, by using the latest technology we are constantly monitoring our network to minimise the water lost through leakage.
We provide a free leakline number for our customers to report leaks, so if you spot a leak please let us know on 0800 434 6104. Alternatively click here to report a leak.
Help from Others
Waterwise is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting water efficiency and reducing per capita consumption. They work with the Government, Regulations, Industry Consumer Groups and other non-governmental organisations. To find out more please use the link below.