Worthing homeowners urged to save on water use

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THE Energy Savings Trust has urged Worthing residents to follow advice, based on results from a recent water study, to save money on their water bills.

The Trust’s findings claim that by following three ‘simple steps’ the average household in Worthing could save £22 on their annual bill, with households on a meter saving an additional £13 per year.

The report said this could be done by installing an eco-shower head to a mixer or power shower, which 49 per cent of Worthing homes were eligible to do; washing clothes at 30 degrees instead of 50-60 degrees could save 40 per cent of the energy used per wash; and by filling a kettle with the amount of water that was needed, as excess filling of kettles costs Britons a combined £368 million each year.

Andrew Tucker, water strategy manager at the Energy Savings Trust, said: “It’s all too easy to turn on the tap and not think of the consequences but that doesn’t mean householders in Worthing are powerless to control their water use.”

For the full story see the Worthing Herald, July 18.