Shropshire Council


Water efficiency

Understanding, reducing and adopting best practice with your water usage can save your business money, help you avoid costly repairs and reduce your carbon footprint. A win-win-win situation. Severn Trent has devised a three-step process to help you measure your water use, minimise your waste and maintain the results.

What is water conservation and efficiency?

Many factors affect how much water people use in a day, including where they live, whether they live in a house or an apartment and how they live their day-to-day lives. While water might seem plentiful to meet people’s individual needs, there are many others who share in that water use. In addition, droughts and water shortages can happen anywhere in the country.

Water UK recommendations on water efficiency

As identified by the Climate Change Commission, in their recent letter to the Prime Minister, reducing the risk of drought is a crucial in the adaptation to a changing climate. The need for a significant reduction in personal water consumption is central to achieving this objective.

Water saving products to help you cut water use at home

In the UK, the average household uses around 140 litres of water per head, every day. Most of us don’t realise how much water we use, with estimates generally falling between 50 and 100 litres per day. Find out more from the Energy Saving Trust.

World Water Day

Please find attached to this page a factsheet from the United Nations on World Water Day, this year’s theme and links to further information.