Welsh Assembly Members back water-saving pledges

A third of Welsh Assembly members made a pledge to save water and discovered more about how the Water Watchdog is supporting their constituents during a drop-in session in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Three ministers – including Minister for the Environment Hannah Blythyn AM – were among the 20 Assembly Members (AMs) who made a commitment to use water wisely during the event which was organised to coincide with Water Saving Week.

Drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water proved to be the most popular of the six pledges AMs were invited to choose from during the two-hour session hosted by CCWater’s Wales Chair Tom Taylor and sponsored by Mike Hedges AM, Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

Assembly members were also able to learn more about how Wales’ Water Watchdog has helped thousands of customers resolve complaints against their water company and secure more than £2.3 million in financial redress since it was established in 2005.

Tom Taylor, CCWater’s Wales Chair, said: “We were delighted to see so many Assembly Members keen to make a pledge to save water and support our work in speaking up for the interests of the people they serve. It shows just how committed the Welsh Assembly is to protecting our water resources and environment for current and future generations.”

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