ADVERTORIAL: Chalk Stream crisis: South East biggest water wasters in the UK

Sending out an SOS: AffinityWater is on a mission to save our streams. And there’s one big way you can help – by using less water. Next time you’re enjoying a steamy evening in a deep bath, remember the South East uses more water per head than anywhere else in the UK.

Now is the time to protect England’s chalk streams, which are not only beautiful and crystal clear, but supply nearly half your household’s water.

They are where a lot of your drinking water comes from, but they’re also home to hundreds of wildlife species, including kingfishers and water voles. And if we don’t protect these national treasures, they won’t be around forever. They are our own equivalent of coral reefs or rainforest.

The good news is thatAffinity Water is committed to protecting these streams for you and for future generations. It’s working hard to reduce leaks and end unsustainable abstraction, but there are lots of things you can do to help too.

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The first important step to take towards saving water and helping the local environment is go to SaveOurStreams.co.uk. There, you can take a quick survey to find out your household usage, sign up to receive free gadgets to help you reduce it and book a free home water efficiency check to ensure you aren’t wasting water with leaky loos and taps.

Finding ways to use less water will not only benefit the environment, it’s a great way to save money on your household bills. A watery win-win.

In fact, it’s so easy to save water with small steps that all make a difference, from taking a quick shower instead of a bath to getting that leaky tap fixed. (Did you know a full bath uses 80 litres of water, compared to 18 litres for a three-minute shower.)

Little things like turning the tap off while you clean your teeth or using the eco setting on your dishwasher can make areal difference too.

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What one small change will you make to reduce your water usage?




So Affinity Water is asking you to do one important thing to save water, and that’s to head tosaveourstreams.co.uk, enter your postcode and take the five minute survey. This will tell you where you’re wasting water –and you’ll get advice on how to change that. The results might surprise you!

And there’s even more you can do. Book a free one-to-one consultation with one of Affinity’s experts and try some free water-saving gadgets around the home. Then next time you’re in the shower (just a short one) you’ll know you’re doing your bit to save those streams.

EASY WAYS TO WASTE LESS WATER

Shorten your shower. Reduce the time by 30 seconds.

Turn off the tap. Cleaning teeth or washing hair? Turn the tap off when you don’t need it.

Clean smart. Use the eco cycle on your dishwasher or washing machine.

Love your kitchen sink. Don’t block the pipes with food waste, fats and oil.

Reduce your flush. Use one button instead of both to flush the toilet.

Ditch the bath. A shower uses far less water.

But the easiest way is to sign up for personalised FREE water-saving gadgets and water efficiency check at SaveOurStreams.co.uk

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