Water saving advice
Today we're all using more water than ever before – on average 150 litres each day. Much of that goes to waste. Our great grandparents, in comparison, managed with about 18 litres.
We're committed to encouraging efficient water use wherever possible. Taking care not to waste water has benefits for us all.
- You can save money on your metered bill
- By reducing the amount of wasted hot water you could reduce your energy bills.
Even if you don't have a metered water supply, by reducing the amount of water you waste you can help to secure the water supply for us all here and now, and for future generations. There is an added benefit - protecting the natural environment from over-abstraction.
For lots more tips on how to save water, please download water use in your home or for business customers go to business water saving information or download Water Use in Your Business. If you would like to know more about having a water meter installed, go to the water meters page; you can also download our guide to household water meters.
Why should I save water?
By using less water, we don't need to treat and pump so much water, so less money needs to be spent on energy, chemicals and on additional reservoirs or boreholes in the future. If we spend less, then this helps keep your water bills down. An additional benefit is that this will help to reduce the amount of energy and chemicals used in the treatment and pumping of water.
Reducing waste in your home or business means that we reduce the amount of water that has to be treated or that uses energy unnecessarily. Water that goes straight down the drain without being properly used is a waste and is costly to you, the environment and us.
How can I save water?
There are many ways to save water, from the most complex grey water recycling systems to simple water saving devices for your toilet or just turning off the tap when you brush your teeth.
Request a free water saving device
About a quarter of all the clean drinking water we use in our homes is flushed down a toilet.
Visit the Free water saving devices page for more information and to request a free water saving device for your toilet. Please read the information on this page as not all toilets benefit from these.
How can South Staffs help me to save water?
We can offer a wide range of advice and information as well as issuing free water saving devices for your toilet on request.
It's easy to save water without too much effort. We can offer you advice and information to help you reduce your water consumption, without jeopardising health and hygiene.
Whether it's in the home, outside in the garden or at work there's always something that can be done to use water wisely. These simple tips are easy to start, and can soon become habit.
Use the links at the top of the page to find out more.
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