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Free water saving devices

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

United Utilities is handing out free water saving devices to people visiting the National Trust’s Hill Top farmhouse, the home of author Beatrix Potter, next Wednesday the 27th of October.

The company are holding a range of water saving roadshows across the North West region over the next few months. The water saving packs given away will include information on how to save water, a shower device and a save-a-flush device which can be fitted easily into your toilet and saves around one litre of water with every flush.

The pack also contains a shower regulating device which slows the flow of water but mixes it with air, so users should not notice the difference when showering with the device fitted. It has been estimated that just using the shower regulator could save you £43 per year for homeowners on a water meter.

United utilities water efficiency manager stated:

“Reducing the amount of water we use on a daily basis can be done in small steps and doesn’t have to be life changing. Even something as simple as turning off the tap when brushing your teeth could potentially save up to 18 litres each time, that’s enough to run some washing machines. Switching from taking baths to using showers and making sure your dishwasher or washing machine is full when you use it means you’re getting the maximum use from your water supply. They’re steps I’m sure some of Miss Potter’s characters would have approved of.”

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