DEFRA have just launched a consultation on measures to reduce personal water usage – open until 11 October 2019.
The consultation can be found here: consult.defra.gov.uk/water/measures-to-reduce-personal-water-use/
It is to understand what potential measures there are to reduce domestic water usage, and what reduction in personal water consumption is technically feasible and achievable. It seeks views on the measures proposed and asks what additional measures could be put in place.
The consultation covers:
- Personal water cap (building regulations)
- Water efficiency labelling
- Smart metering
- Rainwater harvesting
- Supply pipe leakage
- Incentives for customers to use less water.
As a member of the Lea Catchment Partnership we encourage you to respond.
Wide-scale measures to help improve water efficiency and reduce personal water consumption could have direct & positive impacts for helping restore flows in our chalk streams.