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.
To find out more visit www.stwater.co.uk/savewater