The heat is on! How to reduce your use and stay hydrated

When warm weather hits, demand for water soars by as much as 70 per cent compared to cooler times and as the heat wave continues it is placing demand on water supplies across the South East of England. Water is a precious resource and it's important that we all do what we can to reduce wastage, come rain or shine. With soaring temperatures set to continue we are asking householders and businesses to take care to reduce wasted water. By making water saving a priority we can all work together to keep the region happy, healthy and hydrated.

At home this can include simple measures such as turning off taps when you're brushing your teeth or cutting your time in the shower (four minutes is ideal!).

For businesses, there are several ways you can help to save water, which not only helps the environment and protects vital supplies, but could also save money too.

These include:

  • Installing low flow showerheads, taps, and toilets
  • Using water efficient washing machines & dishwashers.
  • Servicing water pipes, valves, pump seals, hoses, boilers, and appliances to prevent problems before they occur
  • Developing a plan to increase use of recycled or reclaimed water

It's also important during the hot weather we're experiencing to stay healthy and hydrated. Keeping a reusable bottle topped up at any number of free refill stations across the country is a simple way to stay refreshed and water efficient.

Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing Refill Stations on every street. To find out more: https://www.refill.org.uk/

We are grateful to UK residents and visitors for all their support in using water wisely. For more water-saving hints and tips, please visit: https://www.southernwater.co.uk/water-saving-tips-in-the-home


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