Wessex Water Home Check Scheme Saves Millions Of Litres Of Water

It’s always heartening to see companies focus on saving water, given the pressure we’re now putting on this precious resource of ours, through the likes of climate change, increased urbanisation and a growing population.


And Wessex Water has just revealed that its Home Check programme – launched back in 2016 – has succeeded in saving a million litres in total across the region the supplier operates in.


Customers have been able to benefit from free water-saving devices, as well as lots of advice as and when required, with almost 22,000 home visits arranged for gadgets to be fitted, as well as repairs to leaky toilets and dripping taps.


The scheme originally started as a pilot project, covering 5,000 properties, but was extended in 2017 with plans to complete a further 15,000 visits by the year 2020 – a goal that has already been surpassed.


“Home Checks give us an excellent opportunity to speak to people about how they use water at home, and often there are very simple solutions to household leaks or faults. Saving water is in everyone’s interests as it benefits the environment and keeps customers’ bills down if they are on a meter.


“One million litres saved is quite an achievement but we’re not stopping there. We’ll be restarting the Home Check programme in 2020 as we continue to support our customers in their water-saving efforts,” head of water resources and behaviour engagement Aimee Shaw said.


While this is a domestic-only service at the moment, it could prove inspiring for organisations all over the country to find out how they could start making public sector water savings in the future.

There are numerous ways in which this can be achieved, all of which are certainly worth exploring if you’re concerned that you are wasting water across your site.


Water leak detection and repair is one step you could consider, with a full site survey carried out to locate leaks of any size in order to plan repair work as appropriate.


Another option available to you is water auditing, with water consultants coming to your site to compare your water use with what you’re being charged for.


This should reveal any discrepancies that could have resulted in you being overcharged by your water supplier, as well as allowing for recommendations to be made in order to reduce water usage and lower your costs as a result.


Water monitoring is another step to think about taking, with remote monitoring equipment used to track water flow each hour for ten years. This will allow you to maximise efficiency and spot any leaks immediately, which could save you serious amounts of money. If you’d like to find out more about any of the above, get in touch with us today.