Free Water Saving Devices 2023
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Saving water isn't only for times of drought; we cannot afford to waste this precious resource at any time. There are two very good reasons for saving water at the moment.
- After the drought in Summer 2022, water supplies in the UK are at an all time low.
- If you are on a water meter, the less water you use, the more money you will save. If you do not have a water meter, consider swapping to one, as it could massively reduce your water bills.
To help you to save water, many water suppliers in the UK offer you water saving freebies - bag-type water savers which you can put in your toilet cistern, meaning that you use less water every time you flush. The Hippo Water Saver and the Bufaloo Cistern Bag are the most popular ones.
If your local water company does not offer one of these devices, it is possible to put a brick or large pebble in your cistern to acheive the same effect.
However you should always be careful that anything which you put in the cistern does not affect its working. Hippo Water savers can also be bought quite cheaply from Amazon and Low Energy Supermarket.
Many UK water companies will also give you, free water-saving gadgets for taps and showers as well such as tap aerators and water saving shower heads, which mean that you use less water when you have a shower or when you are running the tap but you won't notice the difference.
Many companies will also offer you shower timers to help you know how long you have been in the shower and can limit the time that you spend showering, saving water in the process.
UK Water Companies Which Offer Free Water-Saving Devices
When applying for these free water saving devices, you will only be eligible to recieve devices from your own region's water supplier.
Most now require you to download the Get Water Fit app which is available for iOS and Android.
- Affinity Water customers can request a free Buffaloo Cistern Bag, water-saving shower heads and a shower timer.
- Bristol Water Free water saving kit including tap inserts, Buffaloo Cistern Bag, shower regulator and shower timer as well as swell gel for gardeners and a toothy timer.
- Cambridge Water offer water saving freebies via the Get Water Fit app.
- Essex and Suffolk Water offer a water saving kit which includes free a shower regulator, shower timer and a tap inserts. Sign up to the Get Water Fit app.
- Portsmouth Water offer customers in it's region a big selection of water saving devices via Get Water Fit .
- Severn Trent Water offer a free water saving kit via the Get Water Fit app to customers as well as offering subsidised water butts for gardeners to collect rainwater.
- South East Water have a selection of free water saving devices for their customers, including a shower head and regulator, cistern bags, tap insets and a toothy timer.
- Southern Water also use Get Water Fit, and you can get a water saving kit through them.
- South Staffs Water offer free water-saving gadgets via Get Water Fit.
- SES Water are currently offering customers free devices by signing up to the Get Water Fit app.
- South West Water customers can apply for a toilet cistern insert, replacement shower head and shower and tap inserts as well as a shower timer.
- United Utilities will send customers a free water saver pack via the Get Water Fit app.
- Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru Cyf also use the Get Water Fit app to provide water saving kits to their customers.
- Wessex Water customers can request a selection of watersaving devices including shower timers, a Save-a-flush and water aeraters
- Yorkshire Water Customers can order a free water saving pack which includes a Buffaloo cistern bag, shower regulator, 4 minute shower timer and leaky loo strips.
Have we missed an eco-friendly offer from your water supplier? Do let us know so that we can add it to this list.