Water efficiency experts, Save Water Save Money, are pleased to announce they have been recognised at the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2014 as runners-up in the highly competitive Innovation category for their pioneering initiative - ‘The Sustainable Communities Partnership’.
This partnership sees Save Water Save Money working together with Water Companies, Housing Associations and Local Authorities across the UK to provide cutting-edge water and energy saving devices that reduce water wastage and mitigate the effects of fuel poverty for Britain’s four million social housing properties.
Established in 2012, the Partnership focuses on the use of the patented CombiSmart – a simple device for combination boilers that reduces the flow of water until it heats up to the right temperature. With 25% of household energy bills spent on heating water, it can have a huge impact on water, energy and financial savings. Tests carried out by independent consultancy Enertek suggest that CombiSmart can deliver annual savings for each household of approximately £100 if on a water meter.
A number of additional water and energy saving devices are provided free of charge for installation at the same time, sponsored by participating Water Companies. To date the partnership is saving an estimated 450,000 litres per day.
Tim Robertson, Save Water Save Money said, “The quality and quantity of the entries in this years’ awards was incredible and we are thrilled to be announced as runners-up. However we were also proud to represent the team that sponsored the Energy Saving Trust’s ‘At Home with Water campaign’ which won the Research category – a campaign that raised awareness of the issues of water usage and fuel consumption and reached 70 per cent of the UK’s population.”
He continued, “We want to make a real difference in terms of benefitting the environment whilst helping to lower water and energy bills for UK households and our message continues to be that this can be achieved by making simple, small changes.”