Make every drop count - water's worth saving

Graphic stating "Water's worth saving"Everyone is being encouraged to make every drop count this summer as we join forces with Water UK and water efficiency experts, Waterwise, to launch the 2021 Water’s Worth Saving campaign.

Water’s Worth Saving aims to drive change in how we use water - we need to act fast and do more, to save more.

This year’s campaign is targeting the green-fingered, DIY enthusiasts, families, and Generation Z, to those working from home and many others.

Running from May until September, Water’s Worth Saving will show why saving water matters, as well as offering practical everyday water-saving advice, to change habits of a lifetime.

Everyone can start making a difference this bank holiday by following some simple hints and tips to save water, such as:
  • Running taps are wasteful - don’t let taps run when brushing your teeth - turn them off
  • Take shorter showers - knocking a minute or two off to take shorter 4-minute showers 
  • Don’t wash your car - save yourself a chore and proudly let your car stay dirty
  • Let nature water your grass - allow lawns go brown, it will soon go green again when it rains
  • Save paddling pool water - top-up and reuse paddling pool water for your plants and grass
  • Put down the garden hose - use watering cans for lawns, plants and flower beds, instead of garden hoses
Last year, all water companies saw a dramatic increase in household water usage - in some cases 25% above normal - as more people stayed at home during the pandemic.

This summer a surge in ‘staycations’ is expected as restrictions ease, and with many people continuing to work from home, water usage is again likely to be higher than normal - saving water has never been more important. 

The Water’s Worth Saving dedicated campaign website - contains a whole host of great information for people to learn more about top-tips to save water around the house, why making small changes can make a big difference to the environment as well as information from water companies across the United Kingdom.

Water's worth saving website

Visit the water's worth saving website for more tips

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Posted: 3 May 2021