Water efficiency projects
We have actively been involved in a number of pioneering projects to make being water efficient part of everyday life. Some of these award-winning projects have been part of national schemes to improve water saving.
Savings of up to 25% have been achieved in homes and schools. However, we hope these projects will have a lasting benefit by improving understanding of the ways in which our habits affect the amount of water we use.
How much water do you use?
Last Autumn we launched our largest ever home visit programme, with the aim of visiting 1,000 homes in the Morden area to save over 55,000 litres a day. We achieved 893 visits.
We fitted a range of free water saving devices, including aerated showerheads and dual flush toilet kits. We also find and fix simple leaks, like dripping taps, as well as providing advice and tips on how households can save water and energy.
We are currently calculating the actual water savings from the programme.
Eco-teams are neighbourhood groups of friends and relatives working together to learn and develop ways of saving water and energy. Wasting less and recycling more - and helping to reduce household bills.
Eco-teams have a national network developed by Global Action Plan, one of the joint partners of the Tap into Savings project, which we helped pioneer in Redhill and Merstham.
Interested in getting involved? Visit the Eco-team website.