Published: 3 Dec 2021

We can easily and quickly make a difference by reducing the amount of water we use and waste.
Water running through hands
Photo courtesy of mrjn Photography


The water industry is the UK’s fourth most energy intensive sector.

In the UK every person uses approximately 150 litres of water a day, a figure that is matched in Wales too and that has been growing every year by 1% since 1930. 

We are all aware of the awful impacts of fuel poverty but here in the UK, in the region of 1.5 million homes live in water poverty, while a further 3 million are on the verge of it. Against that backdrop, it becomes even more necessary that we look at water saving measures.

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What are we calling for?

The Welsh Government, Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water and other stakeholders should develop national per capita water consumption targets and work together to develop a water saving culture in Wales that also helps prevent low income households of falling into water poverty.

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We can try to reduce the amount of water we use and waste, thereby lessening our carbon footprint and saving money in our homes and protecting water resources.

Things we can do

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