Water meters help UK utility drop average usage to 130 litres/day

Utility Southern Water has reported a drop in the amount of water its customers use per day following the roll out of a water metering programme...

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Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2016 07 Water Tap

WORTHING, UK - Utility Southern Water has reported a drop in the amount of water its customers use per day following the roll out of a water metering programme.

Against a national average of 150 litres per person per day, in 2015/16 each of the utility’s two million water customers used an average of 130 litres per day.

Between 2010-2015, Southern Water installed 450,000 water meters while at the same time launching a water efficiency campaign.

Ben Earl, water efficiency manager at Southern Water, said: “If you look back five or 10 years the figure hovered around the 155-litre mark, so small changes at home have made a big difference. When you’re paying for what you use, this means real, tangible savings.”

Professor Jacob Tompkins of water efficiency organisation Waterwise, added: “Southern Water has a bold water efficiency programme which is so important in the South East, a government-declared ‘water stressed’ region. These figures prove customers are responding brilliantly which saves them money and helps reduce the amount of water taken from the environment. It’s a win-win situation.”

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