Free gadgets to save on water

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Yorkshire Water customers are being urged to take advantage of an array of free gadgets to help reduce their water consumption and cut costs.

People are being encouraged to think carefully about how they use water, and what they can do to cut down, as part of a fortnight of water-saving activity.

Among the devices on offer are tap inserts which could save as much as 7,000 litres a year or around £20, flushsavers which are popped into a toilet’s cistern and save 1.2 litres every time the loo is flushed, four-minute shower timers which tell you when your time is up and could save £100 a year, and ShowerSave devices which fit between the water outlet and shower hose and can save 1,000 litres or around £42 a year.

Customers are also being asked to use water more wisely, and save by using a watering can instead of a hose to save up to 1,000 litres an hour, turning off the tap each time they brush their teeth to save 24 litres a day, and only boiling the water they need for a brew to save £7 a year.

Aimee Laycock, from Yorkshire Water, said: “Water is a precious resource and we all need to use it wisely.”

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