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Working with schools and pupils to save water

We've launched a school programme across the Affinity Water region as part of our water-saving mission.

We're working with educational specialists, We Are Futures and the National Schools Partnership to provide primary schools with water-saving education materials. This will help pupils understand the importance of saving water and inspire them to make everyday changes to leave more in the local environment.

Our water‑saving curriculum

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Across all 500 schools within the Affinity Water region, we will:

  • Help pupils learn more about saving water and how everyone can play a part in protecting our chalk streams.
  • Equip teachers with complete toolkits to use in lessons and assemblies to educate children on why it’s important to save water.
  • Host an exciting poster competition where schools could win a water-saving garden up to the value of £5,000, with runners up receiving £500 for their water-saving efforts.
  • Inspire pupils to think of new ways to save water by providing every participating school with a free water butt.

You can also download the Take-Home pack from our education toolkit for yourself!

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Are you a teacher?

If you're within the Affinity Water area, sign up your school to our water-saving curriculum and download our complete lesson toolkit.

Sign up now

Start your water-saving journey at home

Take the My Water Footprint quiz to uncover your water footprint and claim FREE water-saving devices to save water and money.

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Get started at home

Make these smart, simple swaps to your daily routine to save more water at home.

Need to wash those school uniforms? Save 20 litres every day by only running the washing machine full and on ECO mode.

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

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

Why save

Did you know the water we drink comes from the same sources as our rivers and streams? Find out why saving water is so important to protect our local environment.

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Learn more about the precious, and rare, chalk streams we need your help in protecting. Or why not enjoy the beauty of nature by taking a stroll to your local chalk stream?

Become a Stream Saver

Join us on our mission to save water, save money and help Save Our Streams.

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