Saving water

Why should I save water?


Across our region, we're all using more water than ever before, which has had a significant impact on our water supplies. Some factors, including climate change and population increases, play a big part in the rise in demand, but it doesn't stop there.        

Your water is sourced from natural storage underground in the chalk, and this is only replenished by rain in the winter.

When we have less winter rainfall and high demands, this causes water levels to drop – meaning less water for water supplies and also for our rivers and chalk streams.

The average household uses a massive 143 litres of water a day - with much of it going down the drain. Together, we can all make small changes to help ease the pressure on our supplies and make sure there is enough water for everyone, now and in the future.

Frequently asked questions

▶️ Water supplies

▶️ Planning for the future

How you can help

Saving water at home

Water-saving tips around the home.

Saving water outside

From gardening and water-efficient plants to car washing and leaks.

Saving water at work

Help your workplace become a water-efficient business.

Free water-efficiency devices

Claim your free water-efficiency devices and start saving water and money.