Still time to make every drop count in Ashington

Time is running out for Ashington residents to take advantage of a project to help them save water and money off their household utility bills.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 4:07 pm
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 6:14 pm
A Northumbrian Water technician installing water saving products for Every Drop Counts.

Northumbrian Water's largest water saving campaign Every Drop Counts, which offers customers a free water saving visit from a qualified technician, ends on Friday, November 1.

During the visit, which lasts less than an hour, a technician will offer advice on how to save water and energy around the home, as well as installing a number of free water saving products worth up to £130.

So far, more than 1,200 households in Ashington have already benefited, helping them to save around 30 litres of water per day, as well as around £32 per year on their water bills.

Ann Small, of Kirkharle Crescent, received a free eco-flow tap, aerated showerhead, as well as a pack of goodies which included a shower timer.

She said: "The visit was great. While my house is a new build and already relatively efficient, there was still the opportunity have water-saving products installed on my taps and shower.

"The technician who carried out the visit was very friendly, professional and explained the purpose of his visit.

“I'd urge anyone thinking of having a visit to sign up – this is a completely free service and why would you not want to save water and reduce usage – it's a no brainer!"

Tim Wagstaff, water efficiency manager for Northumbrian Water, said: "We've had a great response to our Every Drop Counts initiative so far.

“It might be coming to an end but there's still some time for customers in Ashington to book their appointment and start saving water, energy and money on their household bills.

"We're passionate about working with our customers to help them use water wisely, and this a great opportunity to really make a difference to the environment and to our customer's pockets."

Various time slots are available and residents wishing to book in their free water saving visit can do so by visiting www.nwl.co.uk/everydropcounts, phoning 0800 953 010 between 8am and 6pm or by emailing watersaving@nwl.co.uk