Southern Water are asking householders and businesses across their supply area to keep using water wisely. When warm weather hits, demand for water soars by as much as 70 per cent, compared to cooler times. We are not in drought conditions and there is water for people’s everyday use – they have been supplying an extra 87 million litres of water a day overall, compared with a week ago.
Easy ways to save water
SW are calling on customers to be water efficient in the garden, as well as refraining from washing cars or filling paddling pools, all to help maximise available supplies.
We are already among the most water efficient customers in the country, but there are simple things that everyone can do to reduce waste and cut their water bill.
A wide range of practical advice and support is available on the Southern Water website at https://www.southernwater.co.uk/water-saving-tips-in-the-home, with our top water-saving tips including the following:
- Turn off taps when you’re brushing your teeth
- Swap a bath for a four-minute shower
- Water your garden plants with a watering can, not a hose-pipe, in the morning or evening, when it’s cooler and the water won’t evaporate quickly in the heat.
All of the above actions and other small changes can make a huge difference to water supply levels across our region.