MP launches ′Every Drop Counts′ campaign in Stanley

North Durham MP Kevan Jones, for the official launch of ‘Every Drop Counts’

30.06.2017

An award-winning campaign has been launched in Stanley, County Durham, helping up to 15,000 local residents save water, energy and money.

On Friday, June 23, Northumbrian Water were joined by local people and North Durham MP Kevan Jones, for the official launch of ‘Every Drop Counts’ water conservation campaign.

‘Every Drop Counts’ is aimed at encouraging residents to sign up for a home water saving visit which includes advice on how to make simple changes to reduce water usage, as well as the installation of water saving products.

This is a free of charge service being offered by Northumbrian Water that will help homeowners use less water and also help to reduce other energy bills. So far, 832 residents have signed up to a free home water saving visit.

Speaking at the event, MP Kevan Jones, said: “I would like to thank everybody that attended the event and also thank Northumbrian Water for this fantastic initiative.

“Choosing Stanley and Annfield Plain to launch their water efficiency campaign shows their commitment to the area and just how dedicated they are to helping local people save water and money.

“Every Drop Counts is good for the environment and good for people’s pockets as well. I’d encourage everyone who lives in the area to sign up for a free home visit and to spread the word.”

A water droplet sculpture was unveiled at the launch event which represents the amount of water two people could save over one year by turning off the tap when brushing their teeth.

John Devall, Water Director at Northumbrian Water, said: “We sometimes take water for granted but we can all play our part to help protect this precious resource.

“The Every Drop Counts campaign has been hugely successful in other areas of the country and has really made a difference to the lives of thousands of people. It’s great to see it expanding into local communities like Stanley and I’m sure it’ll be a big hit.

“We’re committed to helping customers reduce their bills by saving water and I would encourage residents to get involved and request a home visit by our team.”

Customers who live in the Stanley area can find out more about this offer www.nwl.co.uk/everydropcounts/

For further media information, call 0191 3015678.

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year.

Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FJ. Telephone 0345 6047468. Website: www.nwl.co.uk

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