WITH THE hot weather looking set to stay for a while Severn Trent has thanked customers for being water saving heroes so far.
The water company has also called for residents to be mindful of non-essential water use as the weather heats up.
Heather Hateley, water efficiency lead at Severn Trent, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our customers who’ve shared their tips and tricks for saving water so far this summer.
“While the weather has certainly been a lot wetter than last summer and our reservoirs are in a healthy position, the challenge can be to treat the water and pump it out fast enough to meet demand, especially when temperatures increase and people start to spend more time outside.
“So, while easy changes such as filling the watering can instead of using the garden hose or switching off the garden sprinkler might feel small, when they’re all added up they can make a huge difference.”
As part of its summer campaign, the water and waste company is running a competition offering its water saving customers the opportunity to win a day out.
All customers need to do is upload a photo, video or drawing/design of their top tip to Facebook or Instagram by midnight on Sunday, July 25 and explain their idea or top tip in the description – by using the hashtag #STWaterSavingHero.