Make resolution to use less water in 2014

Swindon Advertiser: Thames Water has launched a Save Water Swindon campaign Thames Water has launched a Save Water Swindon campaign

SWINDON residents are being asked to make a New Year’s resolution for 2014 to cut down on the amount of water they use in their homes and gardens by spending less time in the shower and taking advantage of some free water saving devices.

Thames Water’s Save Water Swindon campaign, which began in 2010, aims to educate local people on the need to use less water and how it can be done. When it launched, the town’s people were set a target of saving one million litres of water a day by 2014.

The award-winning campaign is a partnership between Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Waterwise, Swindon Council, Action for the River Kennet and Thames Water. Swindon was chosen as a target area as it’s classified by the Environment Agency as “seriously water stressed.” This means all available sources of water in the environment are already in use including the River Kennet, which is a precious habitat for fish and wildlife.

Since September, when Thames Water joined forces with the Swindon Advertiser to promote the campaign, thousands of residents have requested free water saving devices for their homes, with combined savings of around 65,000 litres a day. This takes the total number of homes actively saving water in Swindon to almost 20,000.

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3:10pm Thu 2 Jan 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

As I'm on a water meter I pay for what I use as appropriate so I'll continue to use exactly how much I want to thanks. Perhaps if this council would stop building thousands upon thousands of houses without appropriate infrastructure this wouldn't be so much of an issue.

It's also difficult to take the claims of water being a scarce resource when all around us we see fields flooded (been out to Lechlade recently?), roads under water, rivers breaking their banks. Distribution of water is where the problem lies, and that is down to no-one but Thames Water. Perhaps they could redistribute some of their profits towards some actual investment into creating the sustainable, fit for purpose water distribution system that we're paying them to create?
As I'm on a water meter I pay for what I use as appropriate so I'll continue to use exactly how much I want to thanks. Perhaps if this council would stop building thousands upon thousands of houses without appropriate infrastructure this wouldn't be so much of an issue. It's also difficult to take the claims of water being a scarce resource when all around us we see fields flooded (been out to Lechlade recently?), roads under water, rivers breaking their banks. Distribution of water is where the problem lies, and that is down to no-one but Thames Water. Perhaps they could redistribute some of their profits towards some actual investment into creating the sustainable, fit for purpose water distribution system that we're paying them to create? The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man

8:00am Fri 3 Jan 14

Ringer says...

Hard to think of a worse period of time to have come up with this press release.

Although I fully expect a hosepipe ban to be announced shortly.
Hard to think of a worse period of time to have come up with this press release. Although I fully expect a hosepipe ban to be announced shortly. Ringer

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