Our Water Warriors are out and about with helpful tips on wise water usage

undefinedWith the extended spell of hot, dry weather set to continue for a while longer, South Staffs Water’s (SSW) employees have been out and about in the local community. As part of SSW’s ongoing customer engagement activity during the heatwave, the water company is sending out its media vehicle to various locations across its supply area to spread its water efficiency message, reassure the public and dispense free water efficiency devices.

The Water Warriors team is talking to local customers and encouraging them to think about their water use and ways of avoiding unnecessary waste. Having already attended the Community Hub in Wednesbury and visited local residents in Rugeley, the Water Warriors are off on tour this week (from Monday 9 July), to a range of locations in the area.

The staff manning SSW’s touring media van have been engaging with customers on the street and spreading its water efficiency message in the heatwave. On Friday 6 July the van was in Rugeley, where the Water Warriors spoke to over 180 people. They were a welcome sight for parched shoppers and passers-by on the high street, as they gave out free drinking water, advice on wise water usage and dispensed free water efficiency devices.

Water saving tips include simple things like using a watering can, rather than a hosepipe, to water plants and taking a shorter shower rather than a bath. Anyone can pop along and have a chat, so why not look out for the media van in the coming week, as it continues its water-saving tour.

Join the Water Warrior volunteers at the following sites:

Monday 9 July – New Square Shopping Centre, West Bromwich

Wednesday 11 July – Station Street, Burton

Thursday 12 July – Market Square, Dudley Town Centre

Pete Aspley, South Staffs Water’s Wholesale Director assures SSW’s customers that there’s no need for concern during the warm weather: “Our current resource position is healthy. Our groundwater levels are good, and our storage reservoirs are in good order. Our customers are currently receiving a normal level of service and we expect that to continue for the foreseeable future. If the situation continues for an extended period of time, we wouldn’t expect the levels our customers receive to be reduced in any way, shape or form. We’re monitoring the situation very, very closely”.

To find out more about the current status or learn how you can save water (and money), click here.