Saturday, 21 July 2018

Save water advice

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Good afternoon,

Following on from my previous email, I wanted to provide you with an update on our activities to ensure we keep the water flowing throughout this prolonged dry period.

As you will hopefully be aware, we launched a campaign urging customers across Scotland to use water wisely. A few weeks ago, some of our plants were producing 30% more water and across Scotland we were producing an additional 140 million litres per day due to increased usage. Whilst these record levels have recently reduced, we are still experiencing high demand in some parts.

We are closely monitoring a number of areas across the country and we have taken the opportunity to send postcards to customers in these priority areas to urge people to use water wisely.

Some of the areas we have targeted are in certain parts of the Western Isles, North East, the Highlands and some areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

While some areas of the country have experienced a small amount of rain recently, our treatment works and reservoirs are still dealing with a sustained dry period as well as increased demand from customers. Your continued assistance in helping to urge customers to reduce their water usage over the coming weeks is appreciated.

By taking small and simple measures, customers can help to ensure we can continue to supply water to homes and businesses.

Simple steps customers can take to use water efficiently include:

  • Using a bucket of water instead of a hose to wash your car or only washing windscreens and headlights and brake lights
  • Using a watering can instead of a hose to water gardens and plants
  • Taking a shower instead of a bath and making it a short shower
  • Only using washing machines or dishwashers fully loaded
  • Turning off the tap when brushing teeth and shaving

Please could help us by sharing these messages on your social media channels and in the local community.

By working together we can keep the water cycle flowing during this warm weather.

Kind regards

Adam Warner
Corporate Affairs Officer

Scottish Water –
Trusted to serve Scotland

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