Small changes in water use make a big difference when multiplied by the millions of people we serve. Irrespective of your individual circumstances and lifestyle, we can all benefit our wallets and the environment by using water a bit more wisely. Water is precious. Help make the South West water wise.
How can you save water?
- Thinking of switching to a meter? Use our Water meter estimator
- Use our water calculator to see how your water usage in your home compares to an average household
- Use the Energy Saving Trust water energy calculator to find out how much water and energy you use in your home
- Check out the Save Water Save Money calculator to find the right devices for your home
Resources to download
Your top tips
Mulch borders following rain to retain moisture and minimise evaporation.( It will also help suppress weeds).
B Hines ,
If we don't finish a whole bottle of water in a couple of days , what's left goes in the house plants
M Stevens ,
If the water butt is empty and you have to use a hose to fill it make sure all the connections are tight so that there is water escapage.
C Hamilton ,
Keep the water from cooking veggies, let it go cold, then water the plants. Full of good nutrients too!
H Corney ,
Use leftover dog bowl water to water plants.
G Hird ,
Keep all your washing up water to water the garden
M Eveleigh ,
Save up your washing to make sure it’s a full load for washing machine and dishwasher
P Marigold ,
We save water by collecting the initial water from the shower as it warms up, often 1/2 a bucket.
Save rain water where possible in buckets etc for plants
Mrs E Snow ,
Place any container under the eaves of garden sheds with no gutters and use to water the garden
Mr D Dixon ,
Save watering your plants in the garden by having a good mulch around the roots area
Bernard Elms ,
Use watering cans to water instead of the hose pipe
Sally Instan ,
Save water from bath to water the garden
Ella K Stimpson ,
Be water wise FAQ
Save water and save money by being water wise
How can I contact you?
You'll find all of our contact information here, which includes our most frequently asked questions, arrange a free call back form and our telephone numbers.
Can I build over a public sewer?
Yes, if your extension or proposed building work is over or within 3 metres of a public sewer or lateral drain, you’ll need to let us know. You’ll need to check our...
How much does a new water connection cost?
We’ll provide you with a quote which will be specific to your connection requirements after we’ve completed a site survey. The quote will be made up of: Connection costs...
What do I do if I have a blocked drain or sewer?
For blockages on a public sewer, please contact us on 0344 346 2020 so that we can confirm responsibility. We’re responsible for maintaining public sewers and we’ll...
How do I order a water butt?
You can order a water butt from the specialist savewatersavemoney. By installing a water butt directly to your gutter downpipe, you will collect rainwater from the roof...
How much water does an average person use?
The national average annual usage figures have been taken from The Consumer Council for Water and are listed below: Yearly water use in Cubic Metres m3 Number of...
How can I save water?
By taking simple steps like spending one minute less in the shower or turning the tap off while you brush your teeth, can set you on track to start saving water. To help...
What do I do if I have a leak on my shared supply pipe?
If the leak is occurring on a section of pipe that one person only is responsible for, they will need to arrange for its repair. You can report a leak using our online...
How do I report a leak on my supply pipe?
You can complete our online leak form or call our Services Helpline 0344 346 2020 It will be your responsibility to repair it and approved plumbers can be found through...
What do I do if I have a leak inside my house?
You can watch our video to find out where the leak is. If you’ve confirmed a leak inside your house by carrying out a leak check on the meter or can hear or see running...
How do I know if I have a leak?
If you’re on a meterYou may have received a bill that shows a larger amount of usage than normal which may indicate a leak on your supply pipe. Watch our guide or follow...