Southern Water praises its customers following the successful completion of a five-year metering programme.
New figures from Southern Water show how much water is being saved across the region since the introduction of water meters and Southampton has emerged on top with a daily saving of 5.3 million litres.
Brighton and Hove took the number two spot clocking up an impressive 2.7 million litres a day and in joint third was Gillingham and Gravesend with savings of 1.4 million litres.
As Southern Water covers a number of highly populated water-stressed areas, in 2010 the company led the industry with an ambitious programme to move more of their customers off rateable value charges and on to measured bills.
Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manger at Southern Water said: "Since we rolled out the first ever universal metering programme in the country – our customers have worked hard to reduce their consumption by 16.5% – against a national average of 10%.
"Not only is this a fantastic achievement but our customers should be very proud that they are amongst the most water efficient in the country!”
Top ten water efficient towns and cities across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire:
|Top ten water efficient towns and cities|
|Town/City||Region||Amount of water saved per day|
|Brighton and Hove||Sussex||2.7 million|
This year, Southern Water customers have saved a whopping 27 million litres of water. That's enough to fill 540 Olympic sized ice-skating rinks.