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.”