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  • Water way to start saving this summer

    In the UK we each use an average of 141 litres of water every day – but as the temperature rises so does our water usage, with paddling pools at the ready, thirsty gardens and even thirstier people. This rise in demand can mean supplies become stretched, with the absence of rainfall making our natural resources less plentiful. … Continued

  • GUEST BLOG: Water arrears – many people still struggling with the basics

    Grace Brownfield – Senior Public Policy Advocate at StepChange Debt Charity – explains how many people seeking help with debts are struggling to afford the very basics, including water bills. Falling behind on essential household expenditure – like a water or energy bill – can be a clear indication that someone is in financial difficulty. … Continued

  • Water Watchdog shines a light on reducing pollution in the North East

    The efforts made by water companies to safeguard water supplies from pollution will come under the spotlight when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Newcastle on Tuesday (June 5).  The Water Watchdog’s board meeting in public at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, will give members of the public the opportunity to hear how water … Continued

  • Spring into action to save water in the garden

    Today marks the start of National Gardening Week, a week of events run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to promote the many benefits of gardening and outdoor activities. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a gardening novice, or indeed if your outdoor space is the size of a football pitch or simply a window … Continued

  • Make saving water the habit of a lifetime

    Today marks the end of Water Saving Week but we hope for most of you it’s just the start of a lifetime commitment to use water more wisely – and encourage others to do the same! If you’ve been following the campaign over the last week you should have soaked up lots of good reasons … Continued

  • BLOG: Saving water is music to my ears

    Music can help you save water. That was the intriguing message I read a couple of weeks ago coming out of South Africa. In a bid to save water in Cape Town authorities have been putting together playlists of songs that last two minutes to be played while showering. Basically much more fun than a … Continued