Make a Splash with a Free Water Saving Pack

May 2018

While it might feel like it does nothing but rain in Scotland there are still two good reasons to save water.

Firstly, Scottish Water only has access to less than 1% of rainfall and secondly, it takes a huge amount energy to treat and pump water for us to have free flowing hot water at the turn of a tap.

Scottish Water has teamed up with Home Energy Scotland and Osprey Housing Group to offer tenants FREE water saving packs to help you use water wisely - save water, save energy and save money.

Elaine Hutchison, Water Resource Planning Team Leader at Scottish Water explained: ‘Making small changes to our everyday behaviour can have a big impact. Each person in Scotland uses about 150 litres of water every day, so if all of Osprey’s 1,500 tenants made small changes together we could save over 4 million each year.’

‘There’s also the added benefit of having money on your energy bills as typically, around a fifth of a household’s energy bill relates to heating water in the home. For example, a four-person family in an average gas heated house could save 43,800 litres of water and around £100 per year in reduced energy bills by installing an eco-showerhead, taking one minute off each shower, fitting a toilet cistern device and using a universal plug.’

Free water saving packs are available which include a detailed booklet full of water and energy saving tips and gadgets like shower timers, eco-showerheads, toilet cistern devices and kitchen tap aerator – depending you and your home’s requirements. The shower timers have been very popular with families with children.

To request a pack while stocks last, call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit

Why not give one a try - you might be surprised by how much you could save!

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