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Free Water Saving Devices

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Saving water isn't only for times of drought; we cannot afford to waste this precious resource at any time.

To help save water, many water suppliers in the UK offer you freebies - bag-type water savers which you can put in your toilet cistern, meaning that you use less water every time you flush. The Hippo Water Saver is one of the most popular ones which is given away.

The Hippo Water Saver is one of the devices offered free of charge by many water suppliers in the UK

If you local water company does not offer one of these devices, it is possible to put a brick or large pebble in your cistern to acheive the same effect. Be careful that anything which you put in the cistern does not affect its working. Hippo Water savers can also be bought quite cheaply from Amazon.

Many of them will also give you, free of charge, tap aerators and water saving shower heads, which mean you use less water in the shower and when running the tap but don't notice and shower timers to help you know how long you have been in the shower.

UK Water Companies Offering Free Water-Saving Devices

Note that you will only be eligible for devices from your own region's water supplier.

  • Affinity Water customers can request a free Save-a-Flush water saver, water-saving shower heads, water widgets, tap aerators and swell gel for gardeners.
  • Anglian Water offer free water saving visit at which they will fit any appropriate water-saving devices, such as showerheads, dual-flush converter for your toilet, shower timers and tap inserts. You have to book an appointment to have them fitted.
  • Bristol Water Free water saving kit including tap inserts, Save-a-Flush, shower regulator and shower timer.
  • Cambridge Water offer a free Hippo or Save-a-Flush to place in larger cisterns, along with shower heads and timers.
  • Essex and Suffolk Water offer a water saving kit which includes free Save-a-Flush, shower regulator, shower timer and a tap insert.
  • Portsmouth Water offer customers in it's region a big selection of water saving devices including free Save-a-Flush Bag, shower timer, tap inserts and shower regulator.
  • Severn Trent Water offer a free water saving kit to customers.
  • Scottish Water offer a Save-a-Flush to all customers.
  • Southern Water Save-a-flush bags are provided free of charge to customers in their water supply area.
  • South Staffs Water offer a free Hippo, flowsavers and shower and toothbrushing timers.
  • Sutton and East Surrey Water are currently offering customers Hippos and Save-a-Flushes.
  • South West Water customers can apply for a free Hippo or a Water saver kit.
  • Thames Water offer their own customers free shower and tap devices, as well as Hippos, Save-a-flush and shower timers..
  • United Utilities will send customers a free Save-a-Flush or a watersavers pack.
  • Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru Cyf Free Hippo bag for customers, and a free pipe lagging kit for winter.
  • Wessex Water customers can request a selection of watersaving devices including shower timers, a Save-a-flush and water aeraters
  • Yorkshire Water Customers can order a free water saving pack.

About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Free Water Saving Devices for UK Residents

Last updated 18th January 2017

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