Care for the Kennet - Love your River Spring 2013

Saving water and helping the river too by having a water-saving makeover in the home.

Thames Water and Action for the River Kennet (ARK) worked together to help people to use water wisely and protect their local river. Care for the Kennet directly linked local water use with impact on the local river.

We offered Kennet residents a free water saving home makeover worth £150 that could save up to £85 a year on water and energy bills.  The makeovers took around half and hour and provided householders with free devices from shower timers to dual-flush loo adapters. The installers gave detailed information on which devices to choose, and then fitted them free of charge.

From February 2013 trained installers from Climate Energy went around different Kennet villages promoting the makeovers. Local people were able to book an appointment in their village, or by calling Climate Energy on 0800 358 6665 and quoting ‘Kennet’.  

Water Spy fitted in local schools kept water in the Kennet and reduced water bills.

Care for the Kennet is run by helen@riverkennet.org