South West Water are asking their customers if they could save 5 litres of tap water a day…?

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South West Water are asking their customers to use less water and save more for everyone this summer.

On the 5 LITRES CHALLENGE website they say, “Over the last few months we’ve seen a big increase in demand for tap water. We want you to continue to enjoy using tap water but we need your help to keep the network flowing for everyone this summer. Overall our reservoirs are looking healthy but there’s only so much water we can treat and pump to your homes, businesses and hospitals. When demand for tap water rockets it puts a strain on the network and unfortunately some customers are experiencing low pressure.

“We can’t do it alone. We need everyone to play their part – small changes in water use make a big difference when multiplied by our 1.8 million customers. If every one of our customers saved 5 litres of tap water a day, that would save nearly 10 million litres. From quicker showers, changes in flushing habits to being smarter with water in the garden – whatever your lifestyle there’s lots of simple things you can do to save water.”

FIVE LITRES CHALLENGE – SOUTH WEST WATER

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n an email sent to all their customers in July, South West Water said that they had seen a big increase in the demand for tap water in recent months [some reports say that this could have been as 50% more than usual]. They also said that, while they want us continue to enjoy using tap water they need our help to keep the network flowing for everyone this summer.

We can’t do it alone. We need everyone to play their part – small changes in water use make a big difference when multiplied by our 1.8 million customers. If every one of our customers saved 5 litres of tap water a day, that would save nearly 10 million litres. South West Water

WHAT SWW ARE DOING TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION

In the email, South West Water say that, while they’re asking customers to do their bit, their people are also working hard behind the scenes to detect and repair any leaks quickly and to make sure we have as much water available as possible.

They say that they are on a mission – they have halved leakage levels in the region and over the next five years, they will be investing over £50 million to help find and fix leaks faster than ever before. To achieve this, they have doubled the number of leak detection staff in the last two years and significantly increased both the number of Customer Leakage Technicians and their level of investment in technology to help detect leaks.

More information – www.southwestwater.co.uk/save-water/what-were-doing

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