Despite it's rainy reputation, the South East of England receives less annual rainfall than you might think, about the same as Melbourne, Australia. Combined with high population density this leaves the South East with less available water per person than Morocco. To avoid future water shortages, we need to rethink our daily water habits, whatever the weather. 

The good news is that if we all save a little we can all save a lot. Still, 2 in 3 people don't think they can use less water. That's why we're starting a #TapChat about daily water habits in Sutton. 

Join the #TapChat

  • Over the summer playful adverts will be popping up across Sutton including at the train station. Spotted one? Share a photo using the #TapChat hashtag.

  • Join the #TapChat on Twitter and Facebook. Follow the #TapChat hashtag across social media to read about other people's hidden water habits (go on, be nosy), share your own secrets and post ideas.

  • Struggling to keep plants alive? Are you brushing your teeth right? Jump over to our homes blog to find #TapChat tips from people in your community. Order free water saving products.

Order free water saving products

Who doesn't love free stuff? Order water saving products via Save Water Save Money and find out how you can save water with the water savings engine.

Try out some #TapChat tips

In the summer, demand for water rises alongside temperatures which puts extra pressure on water resources. Stay cool without splashing out with these 6 simple tips for saving water in warmer weather.

Whatever your lifestyle there are loads of simple things you can do to save water year round, most of which will save you time and even money if you’re on a water meter. Start saving with these quick and easy tips for showering, teeth cleaning, toilet flushes, laundry and dishwashing. Click on an icon below for more tips.


Shorten your shower. Aim for 4 minutes per day. That’s enough time for a run through Rihanna’s “Under my Umbrella”.


Turn the tap off. Shutting the tap off when cleaning your teeth will save 6 litres per minute. That’s something to smile about.


Use the dual flush. We don't want to spell this out for you, but the little button is for liquid, and the large button is for everything else.


Wait until you have a full load before doing the laundry. Two half loads use more water and energy than one full, so don’t be fooled.


Use a bowl.  Washing-up with a bowl or filling the basin uses 60% less water than leaving the tap running.

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#TapChat Sutton is a water saving campaign in partnership with SES Water and supported by local partners including Sutton Council and Times Square Shopping Centre. The campaign is inspired by the #TapChat campaign developed in partnership with Affinity Water.