Hafren Dyfrdwy asks its customers to be water wise as heatwave continues

Thursday 26th August 2018

With the weather showing no signs of cooling off, Hafren Dyfrdwy is asking its customers to be water-wise as high demand continues throughout the heat-wave.

The company is asking customers to think about how much water they’re using, and to make simple changes that could help make a big difference for themselves and their neighbours.

Doug Clarke, Hafren Dyfrdwy water efficiency expert, said: “There’s no denying that this is an exceptionally hot and dry summer we’re having, so we’re continuing to ask our customers to think about how they’re using water.

“We’re still producing as much water as we can to make sure the water keeps flowing, but with the help of our customers, we can make sure that everyone has water for important things like keeping hydrated and washing.”

Hafren Dyfrdwy says it has plenty of raw water in its reservoirs, but customers are using the treated water too quickly as soon as it’s pumped into the pipes.

The company wants to make sure all its Hafren Dyfrdwy customers have enough wonderful water to keep hydrated during the hot weather.

“By making small changes like taking short showers, or ditching the sprinkler – you’re helping make a big difference,” adds Doug. “Not only does it benefit you, but it’s also being neighbourly and making the best out of the drinking water we’re producing for you and your neighbours."

Demand for water is still extremely high, and the hot weather is set to continue, so Hafren Dyfrdwy is giving people some top tips to help prioritise their water usage:

• Put your garden sprinkler away – a sprinkler can use as much as 1,000 litres of drinking water in just one hour – which is more water than a family of four would normally use in a whole day;

• Take a shower rather than a bath - it uses 40 litres less water and it’s quicker, which means you can get back out and enjoy the sunshine.

• Avoid washing your car, but if you have to, use a bucket and sponge rather than a hose. If you clean your car for 30 minutes you’ll use 50 times less water with a bucket instead of a hose.