New initiative in Hertfordshire homes will save enough water to fill 90 baths a day

Posted: Thursday 20th January 2011

A unique partnership started this month between Veolia Water and EAGA will result in homes in Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead saving around 15,000 litres of water every day – or more than 90 bath-fulls a day.

More than 700 households identified by the green services provider EAGA will be visited by technicians and offered devices which will help them save water, energy and money.

The project, which is being piloted during November and December, is the latest initiative in Veolia Water’s Water Efficiency Campaign, which has so far saved 1.1 million litres of water a day since April.

Veolia Water’s Water Efficiency programme manager Nic Gilbert, said:

“The average water consumption of an unmetered household in our area is 178 litres of water a day - the highest in the UK. If we can install water saving devices in all the properties in these three trial areas, we should expect to see total savings of around 13,000 litres of water a day - or around 19 litres for every household.”

”We have been encouraging all our customers to save water, save energy and save money, by installing free water saving devices in their homes. By working with EAGA in this trial, we will be able to better measure how much water and energy can be saved.”

Homes will be offered a variety of water-saving devices, including:

Matt Lucas, National Accounts Director for EAGA commented:

“We are pleased to develop our partnership with Veolia Water even further to offer a unique added value service to both EAGA and Veolia Water’s customers.

“By providing free water saving products during our daily heating service visits we offer the homeowner or tenant an easy way to make direct savings off their utility bills whilst at the same time reducing their daily water consumption.”

The trial is expected to last for approximately two months. The results will be used to decide if the project can be expanded to supply water efficiency devices to all of the homes that EAGA maintain, potentially supplying devices to over 20,000 homes over the coming year.

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