Water Saving Week starts amid dry spell and stay-at-home usage soars

May 10, 2020

Water Saving Week begins today, and is particularly pertinent given dry weather and spikes in per capita consumption (PCC) as people spend most of their time at home. Nicci Russell, managing director of Waterwise, the water efficiency specialist that runs Water Saving Week, said on Friday that parts of the country, including parts of Scotland, Yorkshire and the North West, were looking at drought conditions at the moment.


Ahead of the campaign week, Scottish Water put out a call to its customers to be water efficient in their homes and gardens. It reported that the average PCC in Scotland of 165 litres had soared in April to 198 litres – the highest ever recorded – and that the daily peak had also risen and shifted back to around 9.45am. The company provided advice and tips, and pointed customers to Waterwise information which will be promoted throughout this week.


This year’s Water Saving Week theme is the link between the climate emergency and water efficiency, and in particular the ‘why’ of water efficiency. Each day will be focused on a compelling reason to save water, as follows: 


• Monday: Save water to save carbon – sponsored by WaterSafe

• Tuesday: Save water, help your community to thrive – sponsored by CCW 

• Wednesday: Save water to save wildlife. 

• Thursday: Save water to save cash. – sponsored by Methven

• Friday : Save water and help to keep the UK beautiful – sponsored by Royal Horticultural Society


To get involved

• Contact Stephanie.Hurry@waterwise.org.uk or 07955 824737.

• Follow @Waterwise on Twitter, @WaterwiseUK on Facebook, and @WaterwiseUK on Instagram. Use #WaterSavingWeek to join in the conversation. 

Visit the Water Saving Week website.



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