Washington residents are being encouraged to not miss out on their opportunity to receive a completely free home water saving visit worth up to £130.

Over 2,000 households in Washington have already received one of Northumbrian Water′s free ‘Every Drop Counts′ visits this year, which will help them to save water, energy and money from their household bills.


The visits include the installation of a number of free water saving products for the home and garden, including tap adapters, shower timers, bath measures and hose guns. Over 10,000 water saving products have been given out to households in Washington so far this year.


Each visit is carried out by a qualified plumber, who can also check and repair leaky taps and toilets. In Washington over 200 leaky toilets and 250 leaky taps have been repaired during Every Drop Counts visits this year, helping customers to stop wasting water and save money on their bills.


Washington residents can sign up for the last few remaining Every Drop Counts visits before this year′s campaign draws to a close. The visits are completely free of charge and you can choose a time and date that suits you - www.nwl.co.uk/everydropcounts/


Ruth Scott, Project Manager for Northumbrian Water said: "We′re absolutely delighted with the response to our Every Drop Counts campaign in Washington this year, and it′s great to see that so many people are passionate about saving water in their homes and gardens.


"Visiting homes to provide water-saving devices and fix leaky taps and toilets has proven to be a very effective way of helping our customers save water and money from their household bills.


"If you live in Washington there is time to sign up for your free home water saving kit, but act quickly as we only have a few remaining slots available."


Every Drop Counts is Northumbrian Water′s award-winning water saving campaign, which visits a different town each year. Participating households save 21.3 litres of water per day on average, which equates to an annual saving of 7,775 litres, and a £20.73 saving on each customer′s annual water and sewerage bill.


Alongside the free water saving home visits, Northumbrian Water has also run a number of events and initiatives throughout the year with the local community in Washington to spread the Every Drop Counts message. This has included local school visits from the Super Splash Heroes - an interactive play and workshop which helps children learn the importance of saving water.