Every Drop Counts

11th July 2016

Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney and Lowestoft, has officially launched the Every Drop Counts initiative by unveiling a special work of art.

Speaking at the launch, Peter Aldous MP said, “Helping people and businesses in Waveney save money will help to shape our economic landscape as well as making an impact on the water available in our rivers for wildlife. I would encourage people in Waveney to get involved and make a positive change to their homes to help use less water and reduce their utility bills.”

More than 15,000 customers of Essex & Suffolk Water in Lowestoft will receive a letter from their drinking water supplier asking if they would like an audit of their showers, taps and toilets.

The sculpture of a water drop shows the amount of water used by two people if they do not turn the tap off whilst brushing their teeth, as this can waste up to six litres of water each time.

Martin Lunn, Head of Technical Strategy for Essex & Suffolk Water said, “We have to make sure we use every tool available to a water company during the summer months - when demand for high quality drinking water is at its peak, - and helping customers and businesses to use less water is a valuable way to ensure there is enough for everyone to use.

“Essex & Suffolk Water has found home visits and the fitting of devices to our customers’ taps, toilets and showers to be one of the most effective ways to remind people about the importance of conserving this precious resource during the hotter months,” he said.

“This project is open to businesses and organisations based in Lowestoft and Waveney, such as shops and schools, along with our residential customers – we want the whole community to get involved. Commercial customers of Essex & Suffolk Water can also access water saving devices by responding to letters or getting in-touch with the water company ‘’ added Martin.  

Essex and Suffolk Water’s approved qualified plumbers will call at homes by appointment in Lowestoft and carry out a water efficiency survey of the property.

They will be able to fit a range of water saving devices, including products such as water butts, aerated shower heads and dual flush devices for toilets, free-of-charge to customers’ homes.

If you live in the Lowestoft and Waveney area and would like to take advantage of this offer please visit our website:  https://www.eswater.co.uk/everydropcounts/.

The art sculpture of a water droplet will be on display in Lowestoft Town Centre on 16 and 17 July 2016 for the public to view it.

Photo: (L to R) Martin Lunn and Tom Andrewartha from Essex & Suffolk Water with Peter Aldous MP, Phil Aves from Lowestoft Rising and Cllr Stephen Ardley.

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