Over two thousand people in Stanley, County Durham have signed up to help save water, energy and money as part of an award-winning campaign.

North Durham MP Kevan Jones officially launched the ‘Every Drop Counts’ water conservation campaign back in June, where he was joined by Northumbrian Water and local residents.

‘Every Drop Counts’ encourages residents to sign up for a water saving at home visit which includes advice on how to make simple changes to reduce water usage, as well as the installation of water saving products.

This is a free of charge service being offered by Northumbrian Water that helps homeowners use less water and also helps to reduce other energy bills.

Speaking at the launch event, Kevan Jones MP, said: “I would like to thank Northumbrian Water for this fantastic initiative. Choosing Stanley and Annfield Plain to launch their water efficiency campaign shows their commitment to the area and just how dedicated they are to helping local people save water and money.

“Every Drop Counts is good for the environment and good for people’s pockets as well. I’d encourage everyone who lives in the area to sign up for a free home visit and to spread the word.”

John Devall, Water Director at Northumbrian Water, said: “We sometimes take water for granted but we can all play our part to help protect this precious resource.

“The Every Drop Counts campaign has been hugely successful and has really made a difference to the lives of thousands of people. It’s great to see it expanding into local communities like Stanley and I am delighted that so far over 2,000 local residents have signed up.

“We’re committed to helping customers reduce their bills by saving water and I would encourage residents to get involved and request a home visit by our team.”

Customers who live in the Stanley area can find out more about this campaign and book a free home www.nwl.co.uk/everydropcounts/