Water Saving Week: Save water in your home this Easter

As part of Water Saving Week, which runs from 21 to 25 March, South Staffs Water is advising customers of ways they can use the Easter break to help reduce their water use.

Water efficiency expert for South Staffs Water, Steve Colella said:

“With the Easter Holidays just around the corner many people will be carrying out a spot of DIY or pottering in their gardens.

“As part of Water Saving Week we’re asking customers to think of ways they can reduce the amount of water they use in their homes.

“For example research shows that newer toilet cisterns with a push button can be prone to leaky valves. You won’t necessarily notice them as the leak may be going straight into the toilet. To check for yourself simply fit one of our free LeakyLooTM strips*, which can be requested via our website. If you do need to get your loo fixed then you’ll find a list of approved plumbers on our site too.”

If you are out and about in the garden this Easter now is also a good time to think about stockpiling rain water for the summer months ahead.

Steve added: “The average roof collects about 85,000 litres of rainwater in a year, which is enough to fill 450 water butts with free water.

“As well as helping you to save money on your bill, rainwater is also better for plants than tap water.”

South Staffs Water’s preferred supplier, savewatersavemoney, offers a wide selection of water butts. They can also be purchased cheaply from outlets such as DIY stores and garden centres.

Water Saving Week is an annual, nationwide event that focuses on a range of water saving activity. Saving water is not only important for the environment but can help customers save money too. 

Each day South Staffs Water will be posting tips about new and inspiring ways to save water and help customers save money. Visit for more information.