Water saving trial makes a splash in Kent

A new water saving trial has been launched by Southern Water in Kent. It has joined forces with energy efficiency investment firm Cenergist and housing association AmicusHorizon to help householders […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new water saving trial has been launched by Southern Water in Kent.

It has joined forces with energy efficiency investment firm Cenergist and housing association AmicusHorizon to help householders reduce their water use by up to 20%.

At least 500 residents across the Isle of Sheppey will receive free water-saving products on taps, toilets and showers, provided with tips on using water wisely and advised about affordability tariffs.

Cenergist engineers will visit the homes and check water usage in kitchens and bathrooms and if beneficial, will fit the free technologies.

Ben Earl, Southern Water’s head of water efficiency said: “A home visit could cut water use by up to 20%, in some cases. We’ll also be able to see if the customers are eligible for any of our support tariffs which could mean bill discounts that customers could be entitled to.

“If the scheme is a success, it will change the way we work with our communities in the future.”

Southern Water is also providing £1,000 for the ‘EYE Project’, which inspires children across West Sussex to think green and share ideas about protecting the environment.

Next month, more than 1.2 million eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations in England will be able to choose who they pay for their retail water and wastewater services.