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On average, customers in our area use around 157 litres per person every day, compared to the national average of 145 litres.

We're doing everything we can to help our customers use less than 125 litres per person per day.

Discover our top tips to start saving water and money today.

Save water with our top water saving tips and tricks

Save money too, 17% of energy bills go on heating water – so even if you’re not on a water meter you will save money by saving water.

(Source: Energy Saving Trust)
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Save 36 litres every day by washing up in a bowl instead of under a running tap

Save 20 litres every day by only running the washing machine full and on ECO mode

Save 24 litres every time by washing/peeling vegetables in a bowl rather under a running tap

Save 15 litres every day by using the same glass or mug all day

Save 65 litres every day by only running dishwashers and washing machines when they’re full

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Save 400 litres every day by fixing a leaky loo (water running invisibly down the back of the pan)

Save 10 litres per bath by filling the bath an inch less than usual

Save 20 litres every day by using just the small dual flush button, if you have one

Save 20 litres every day by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth

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Make the most of rainy days and save 50 litres every day by using a water butt to collect water for the garden.

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Save 5 litres every week by using leftover water from the kettle to water house plants.

Save 80 litres at a time by watering your plants with a watering can instead of a hose.

Keep your plants cool by moving your potted plants into the shade to make sure less water is lost through evaporation.

Choose the type of pot carefully – ceramic, metal or wood pots lose less water.

Choose plants for your garden that aren’t so thirsty. Drought-tolerant plants like English lavender and ‘Blue Spire’ thrive in hot and dry conditions, so don’t need to be watered as frequently.

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