Residents in Leigh-on-Sea have until the end of this month left to take advantage of a project to help them save water and money on their household utility bills.

Essex & Suffolk Water′s largest water saving campaign, Every Drop Counts, which offers customers a free water saving visit from a qualified technician, closes on Friday 1 November, 2019.


During the visit, which lasts less than an hour, a technician will offer advice on how to save water and energy around the home, as well as installing a number of free water saving products worth up to £130, in bathrooms, kitchens and toilets.


So far, more than 2,800 households in Leigh-on-Sea have already had a water saving visit, helping them to save around 30 litres of water per day, as well as around £32 per year on their water bills.


Almost a quarter of the money spent on energy bills goes towards heating the water used for showering and bathing, so reducing overall water usage can contribute to even bigger annual savings.


Tim Wagstaff, Water Efficiency Manager for Essex & Suffolk Water, said: "We′ve had a great response to our Every Drop Counts initiative so far. It might be coming to an end but there′s still some time for customers in Leigh-on-Sea to book their appointment and start saving water, energy and money on their household bills.


"We′re passionate about working with our customers to help them use water wisely, and this a great opportunity to really make a difference to the environment and to our customer′s pockets."


The Worshipful The Mayor of Southend, Cllr John Lamb, said: "It′s great to see that the Every Drop Counts campaign has come to Leigh-on-Sea. Water is a precious resource and we all need to think about using it wisely and reducing the amount we use each day. These free home visits can help you to save energy and money off your annual bills. I′ve signed up for my visit, and I hope everyone in Leigh-on-Sea does the same."


Various time slots are available and residents wishing to book in their free water saving visit can do so by visiting, phoning 0800 953 010 between 8am and 6pm or by emailing