Water Saving Week Blog – water and the natural environment

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How can saving water help the environment?

Fish, birds and mammals such as water voles and otters all depend on water to live. Whether it’s a river or a reservoir, a thriving natural aquatic environment is also a great place for the many plants, trees and flowers that grow there. The area we serve has rivers with unique chalk streams with significant ecosystems. So protecting our water sources is important for biodiversity – the less water we need to be treated for our use, the better.

Why we need to save water now more than ever

Water is a precious resource – it is scarce. Climate change is affecting the amount and timing of precipitation, and population growth is putting pressure on the amount of water we need. Our Target 100 campaign helps customers reduce their water consumption, with the aim of reducing average daily consumption to 100 liters per person.

What you can do to help save water at home

Much of our water is used to wash us. Spending one less minute in the shower saves seven liters of water, and one simple way to save 8,000 liters of water a year in your home is to turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. And it’s not just by washing that we can save water, we can make sure we always put a full load in the machine when we wash our clothes – and by cutting out just one of our washes a week, it can save 5000 liters of water per year. You can learn more about saving water in your home by using our water saving app.

Save water in the garden

There are also plenty of water-saving tips for your garden, such as using a watering can instead of a hose, installing a water catcher to collect rainwater from roofs, and spreading mulch on flower beds. to retain moisture. You can also use plants that require little watering and let your lawn recover on its own after dry weather.

Our commitment to the environment

We want to protect and improve the environment, which is why we also contribute to saving water. Our goal is to halve leakage by 2050. We want to take care of our precious biodiversity and ensure that we can all enjoy it long into the future.

How can saving water help the environment?

Fish, birds and mammals such as water voles and otters all depend on water to live. Whether it’s a river or a reservoir, a thriving natural aquatic environment is also a great place for the many plants, trees and flowers that grow there. The area we serve has rivers with unique chalk streams with significant ecosystems. So protecting our water sources is important for biodiversity – the less water we need to be treated for our use, the better.

Why we need to save water now more than ever

Water is a precious resource – it is scarce. Climate change is affecting the amount and timing of precipitation, and population growth is putting pressure on the amount of water we need. Our Target 100 campaign helps customers reduce their water consumption, with the aim of reducing average daily consumption to 100 liters per person.

What you can do to help save water at home

Much of our water is used to wash us. Spending one less minute in the shower saves seven liters of water, and one simple way to save 8,000 liters of water a year in your home is to turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. And it’s not just by washing that we can save water, we can make sure we always put a full load in the machine when we wash our clothes – and by cutting out just one of our washes a week, it can save 5000 liters of water per year. You can learn more about saving water in your home by using our water saving app.

Save water in the garden

There are also plenty of water-saving tips for your garden, such as using a watering can instead of a hose, installing a water catcher to collect rainwater from roofs, and spreading mulch on flower beds. to retain moisture. You can also use plants that require little watering and let your lawn recover on its own after dry weather.

Our commitment to the environment

We want to protect and improve the environment, which is why we also contribute to saving water. Our goal is to halve leakage by 2050. We want to take care of our precious biodiversity and ensure that we can all enjoy it long into the future.

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