A survey of approved plumbers in the UK reveals they are helping homes and businesses save millions of litres of water each year and money from water and energy bills.

WaterSafe, the national accreditation scheme for plumbers in the UK, carried out a survey of its plumbers to find out how much they talk about saving water with their customers and how often they recommend products to cut down on waste.

An impressive 98% think it’s part of a good plumber’s job to provide advice on water efficiency and 92% regularly talk to customers about products which can help save water. One respondent said: “It shows a plumber cares about the industry rather than just making money. It's professional to know about water efficiency.”

Many plumbers said customers were often unaware that they were using more water than they needed to and also didn’t realise that by using less hot water they could also save on energy bills.

Julie Spinks, director of WaterSafe, said: “WaterSafe plumbers are all fully qualified and trusted to work safely with drinking water in homes and businesses but they are also offering customers additional free advice which can help them save water, save energy and save money.

“It’s inspiring to hear that plumbers are motivated to give the best possible service to customers on all aspects of their water supply and also care about protecting water sources and the environment in which they live and work.”

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