Gadgets could help save water

ANGLIAN Water is looking for 800 households in Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Needham Market and surrounding villages who are interested in trying new gadgets to save water.

ANGLIAN Water is looking for 800 households in Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Needham Market and surrounding villages who are interested in trying new gadgets to save water.

Households who are either already paying metered charges, or who have a meter installed which they are not using, can apply for up to eight different household water saving products.

Even if the meter is not in use, people can take part and Anglian Water will be able to record any savings made.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “This 'no-strings attached' offer will provide customers with the products, and the services of a qualified plumber to fit them, completely free of charge.

“All Anglian Water asks in return, apart from an appointment when the plumber can visit, is five minutes of customers' time to answer a short telephone questionnaire which will help us understand where we can help save the most water.”

Gadgets on offer include the Ecobeta which converts a single flush toilet cistern to a dual flush one, without changing the look of the toilet and could help save 10,000 litres per person per year.

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Others include save-a-flush sachets, shower flow controllers, aerated shower heads which mix air with the water to make the shower feel as powerful but use less water, water saving tap inserts, a pop-up bucket to catch the cold water when you first turn on the shower, and a shower timer.

Customers who would like to try the gadgets should call 01206 289733.