Every Drop Counts in Barking

Over the spring and summer 2018, Essex & Suffolk Water will be offering customers the chance to have a free water saving visit from a qualified plumber to fit suitable water saving products and discuss tips and hints to help you save water, energy and money in your home at no cost to you with a value of up to £130. Barking sits in one of the driest parts of the UK yet each of us manage to get through a staggering 4,500 litres of water a month which is equivalent to 56 baths of water. This is the chance for customers to reduce their environmental impact while saving water, energy and money.

Update by Tim Wagstaff

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who signed up and had a water saving visit this year. Your enthusiasm and positivity towards the project have meant it has been a real success!

Water is a precious resource, and it is important that we reduce the amount of water we are wasting wherever possible. Your commitment to saving water and participating in this project has helped us do just that.

You are now saving water, saving energy and helping us to reduce our impact on our outstanding natural environment.

Together 2,779 of you took part saving over 1,380 bathtubs full of water a day.

In total 20,249 water and energy saving products are now in homes across Barking including:

  • 1,957 water saving shower heads,
  • 970 water butts for the garden, and
  • 1,376 tap aerators for kitchen and bathroom taps

We also managed to repair 92 leaking toilets and 71 leaking taps for free saving customers the worry of getting it repaired themselves.

I hope you all continue to think about the tips and hints provided at the visits to help you save water, energy and money.

If you have friends and family who are interested in saving water please visit https://esw.watersavingkit.com/ where they will be able to order similar products for free to fit themselves.

Thank you


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