Redditch folk can save water by taking a shower - The Redditch Standard

Redditch folk can save water by taking a shower

Redditch Editorial 20th Jan, 2018   0

SEVERN Trent is urging residents to take a shower instead of having a bath – to save water.

They say many people don’t realise the average shower uses half the water of a bath and even less than that if it’s only on for four minutes.

Doug Clarke, Severn Trent’s water efficiency manager, said: “There’s lots of reasons to consider taking a shower rather than having a bath – not only does it use less water but over the course of a year it will help save money on your water bill.

“Around a quarter of the average British home’s energy bill is spent heating water, so you’ll still save even if you’re not on a water meter.

“But watch out if you use a power shower – they can use more water than the average bath if left running for too long.”

Severn Trent offers free water saving showerheads, shower regulators and four-minute shower timers to help encourage people to save as much as they can.

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