In the north east we are fortunate to have a plentiful supply of water and it can be difficult to understand why it is important to be careful with the water we use and to try to avoid waste
We actively work with domestic and commercial customers to promote the efficient use of water. In doing so, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint, help to protect the environment and help you save money. We all have bad habits when it comes to using water, but by making small changes we can make a big difference.
′Bad habits cost the earth′ is our water efficiency campaign which aims to promote good water habits. By changing bad water habits to good ones, not only are you saving water, but the energy used to treat it will also be saved. Every drop of water we use is treated twice; once before it comes out the tap and once before it is returned to the environment, this means that there is a considerable amount of energy that can be saved by simply reducing your water consumption.
By making the small changes below to your daily routine you can save the following amount of water everyday!
|Change of habit
Saving per property per day
|Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
|Shower rather than bathe
|Use a bowl when hand washing dishes
|Take shorter showers
|Use a basin when personal washing
|Repair dripping taps
|Use full loads in washing machines
|Use a bowl when washing food
|Use water resourcefully in the garden
|Use full loads in dishwashers