Water saving tips

Every drop counts

Water saving tips

We supply water in the driest part of the country. It is therefore important that we work together to ensure a safe and constant supply of water for years to come.

• Although it always appears to be raining, East Anglia is in fact one of the driest regions in the UK, receiving less rainfall than places like Spain and Greece.

• This is why, at Essex & Suffolk Water, we are passionate about promoting the efficient use of water so helping to protect the environment and meet the needs of future generations.

Every Drop Counts is one of our campaigns that demonstrates our commitment to saving water, energy and helping our local communities.

• By making the small changes below to your daily routine you can save the following amount of water everyday!

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth 30.7 litres
Shower rather than bathe 25 litres
Use a bowl when hand washing dishes 17.5 litres
Take shorter showers 17 litres
Use a basin when personal washing 11.8 litres
Repair dripping taps 8.9 litres
Use full loads in washing machines 8.3 litres
Use a bowl when washing food 6.5 litres
Use water resourcefully in the garden 3.8 litres
Use full loads in dishwashers 2.0 litres

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