Monday, 17th February
With flooding still affecting many communities in Wales and Herefordshire, we are experiencing high volumes of calls due to the high winds and heavy rain and our crews are extremely busy.
Here are the organisations you may need to contact:
Natural Resources Wales - 0800 80 70 60 (24 Hours) - if the flooding is coming from a watercourse (such as a stream) that is about to or has burst its banks.
Your Local Council – if you suspect the flooding is resulting from rising groundwater or surface water run off.
Welsh Water Sewerage Services & Emergencies - 0800 085 3968 (24 hours) or report an issue via a webform – for flooding inside your property caused by a blocked or overloaded sewer.
Top Water Saving Tips
- Check your bills for unusually high use.
- Check the reading on your bill is similar to the reading on your meter.
- Take regular water meter readings to help understand your water consumption and identify any potential leaks.
- Check for underground pipe leaks and leaks from internal plumbing, outdoor tap’s, sprinklers and hoses.
- Fix leaking taps and overflows.Check remotely located buildings and pipe work so that leaks don’t go unnoticed.
- Check that all water using devices, such as toilets, urinals and ball valves are working correctly.
- Constant flushing of urinals and dripping taps can increase water consumption.
- Use pipe insulation so that your pipes aren’t at risk of freezing and splitting in cold weather.
- Reduce water for toilet flushing.
- Reduce the amount of water used for each toilet flush by inserting displacement devices in the cistern.
- Where dual-flush cisterns are installed, place a clearly visible notice to explain how to operate both flushes to prevent incorrect operation and wastage.
- New toilets may have overflows or leaks that discharge directly into the pan which may not be noticed or reported. Identify toilets with internal overflows and regularly check for discharge.
- Buy Water Efficient Equipment.
- Specify low water consumption requirements for any new appliances, fittings or processes.
- High pressure spray jetters can use less water than conventional hoses as they use pressure instead of a large volume of water to clean.
- Review water usage once a year and produce plans to reduce consumption
- Educate all staff on water efficiency initiatives and get support from managements.
- Look at how to incorporate initiatives into your wider environmental policy.