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ADVERTORIAL: Help save local streams – it’s easier than you think

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Original article from Kent Live

Every time you make a cup of tea or take your morning shower you’re using the same water that flows through nearby rivers and streams. This means you’re a part of that natural environment – and it hosts an abundance of wildlife needing protection.

A lot of the water we use could be flowing down chalk streams, which are home to hundreds of species, including otters, kingfishers, water voles and mayflies. So it’s vital to look after these waterways or they, and the creatures living around them, won’t be here for ever.

These natural treasures are already at risk (you could say they’re the UK’s equivalent of coral reefs), which is why Affinity Water is on a mission to Save our Streams. And there’s plenty to preserve. Britain has 85 per of the world’s chalk streams. That’s 224 streams, and 23 are in Affinity Water’s supply area.

Waste less water by turning off the taps when they're not required

You can do your bit to help save those precious streams by wasting less water – and Affinity Water is with you all the way, offering tips and gadgets to help you lower your consumption and your bills. Just head to saveourstreams.co.uk, enter your postcode and take the quick, simple survey about your water usage – the results will reveal if you’re wasting water and what you can do about it.

Leaks fixed free

After you’ve taken the survey, you can order free water-saving gadgets online. You can also book a 15-minute video consultation with Affinity Water for help with fitting the devices. And if you have any leaks, you can book a free visit from a plumber to fix them.

That’s all part of Affinity Water’s pledge to help you save the good stuff – and preserve chalk streams for future generations.

Another tip is to only boil the amount of water you need

Meanwhile there are lots of quick and easy ways to start saving water. Use the eco cycle on your washing machine and dishwasher, and swap your bath for a shower. Every little step adds up and can help you save money, from small things like only boiling the amount of water you need in the kettle to bigger changes, like not using your garden hose.

So join in, do your bit and become part of Affinity Water’s campaign to Save Our Streams.

Need help to cut your consumption? Sign up for FREE water-saving gadgets at SaveOurStreams.co.uk

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