This summer, like the last, has been a little different – with more of us at home and lots of us choosing staycations.
We want to say thank you to everyone who’s helped our teams by saving water to keep our essential service flowing.
By making a few simple swaps like re-using paddling pool water and watering plants out of hours, you’ve helped to make sure everyone’s had the water they’ve needed.
Although summer is coming to an end, there’s still lots of ways you can save water and money whatever the weather to keep our supply area in the green.
Take a look at our tips below and get your hands on some of our fab water saving goodies.
Ways to save water whatever the weather
💧 Swap sprinklers for water butts
💧 Re-use cooking water for thirsty plants
💧 Take a shorter shower
💧 Water plants out of hours
💧 Keep hot tubs clean so you don’t have to keep changing the water
💧Turn off the tap when shaving or brushing your teeth
Like free stuff? You'll love these water saving devices from our partner website Save Water, Save Money...
Weekly water report
Last week (week commencing 23 August)
Temperatures remained in the low twenties across most of our region during the week. As you can see from the graph below, this has helped to keep demand for water low this week.
Why we need you to save water in the summer
The animation below shows how, just like a motorway can get congested, so can our water pipes. It isn't that there isn't enough water to go around. It's that the demand is so high when it's hot we can't get the water treated and back to your taps quick enough. This means some customers may experience low pressure or, if we're not all sensible with our water use, no water at all.
Quite simply, if we don't all make sensible choices and are not water smart, there won't be enough to go round.
Dry weather plan
Occasionally droughts can happen. That's why it's important we're all prepared for when they do.
Our dry weather plan (formerly called our drought plan) sets out the steps we would take during periods of low rainfall to ensure we can deliver a reliable water supply for the essential needs of drinking, washing, cooking and cleaning. To find out more or give feedback on our latest draft plan, click on the link below.