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Toby Perkins MP calls for constituents to ‘Save a little, Save a lot’ and help give people around the world access to clean safe water

The MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, has joined forces with Yorkshire Water to ask local constituents to help reduce the region’s water use by applying for a free water saving pack.

Yorkshire Water provides around 1.24 billion litres of water a day and is aiming to highlight how using water more efficiently is not only good for the environment but can help lower utility bills. Greater water efficiency will also help ensure the region’s reservoir levels, which are currently at a healthy 92 per cent, remain full.

Called ‘Save A Little, Save A Lot’, the campaign aims to encourage customers to think more carefully about how they use water in their homes, such as turning the tap off when brushing your teeth and spending less time in the shower. This will help reduce the current 100-150 litres of water each customer uses on average per day, which is the equivalent of up to two full bath tubs!

Yorkshire Water will donate 10p to WaterAid for every pack ordered to help give people around the world access to clean safe water. Yorkshire Water has supported WaterAid for many years and lots of colleagues from across the business have given their time, energy and money to help change lives in developing countries.

Neil Dewis, Head of Service Delivery at Yorkshire Water, said: “Our ‘Save A Little, Save A Lot’ campaign is about providing our customers with information on how they can save water and why it’s important to do so.

“Some people take water for granted but it is a precious resource and we need to ensure that in the future we can continue to meet the demands of a growing population and the challenges climate change could bring. We work really hard to manage our own leakage and to supply our water in the most efficient way, but we need our customers to play their part too. To help our customers we‘re offering free water saving packs via our website that include simple to install devices that can reduce household water consumption. For every pack ordered we’ll donate 10p to WaterAid to help give people around the world access to clean safe water.”

Toby at Chesterfield Canal encouraging people to request a water saving pack

Toby at Chesterfield Canal encouraging people to request a water saving pack

Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield, said: “By ordering a free water saving pack and following Yorkshire Water’s useful water saving tips, we can all play our part in helping the environment whilst saving money on our water and energy bills.

“Simple changes like turning the tap off when brushing your teeth could save seven litres of water per person per day! Order your free water saving pack online by visiting yorkshirewater.com/savewater.”

Last year, 25,000 free water saving packs were ordered by Yorkshire’s residents and the company is hoping they prove equally popular this year.

Water Saving tips:

  • Turning the tap off when brushing teeth could save seven litres per person per day!
  • A bath can use as much as 80 litres of water. Swapping this for a short shower can save on average 10 litres of water per day
  • Fixing that dripping tap could save £18 a year. A dripping tap wastes around 5,500 litres of water a year.
  • Simply by making sure the washing machine is full before using could save eight litres of water per household
  • Fitting a free flushsaver in the toilet cistern will save one litre of water every time the toilet is flushed

To order a free water saving pack and for useful water saving advice visit yorkshirewater.com. Yorkshire Water will donate 10p to the charity WaterAid for every pack ordered.

You can also watch a video from the ‘Save a Little, Save a Lot’ campaign on how to get involved and save water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpOcmT3xIyw

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