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Saving water in hot weather

We all use more water when the weather heats up, so it's even more important to keep saving.

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Why do we need to save water?

When the weather hots up, we all use more water – to hydrate, keep plants alive, or help the kids stay cool.

This can be a challenge for all water companies as daily demand goes up by hundreds of millions of litres, putting pressure on our supply networks. It can also affect wildlife as some of our water supply comes from local rivers in the South East.

And drier weather means less rainfall – so less water to go around.

We're proud to deliver a reliable water supply, whatever the weather. To help us do that, we ask you to use a little less water during hot weather, whether that’s indoors for washing, cleaning or drinking, or outside in the garden. Just a few small changes can make a big difference.

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Finding and fixing leaks

Dripping taps and leaky loos can waste a lot of water. A leaky loo, for example, can waste up to 400 litres every day.

It's good to get in the habit of fixing leaks as soon as you find them.

And if you see a leak in a public place, report it to us so we can repair it quickly.

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