Water is also intrinsically linked to energy. But most of us underestimate the energy water companies need to treat and pump water into homes – Scottish Water is the largest user of electricity in Scotland. Then there’s the energy required to produce hot water at home.

Increased frequency of drought across Europe lines up with climate projections. Water is an international issue, but the UK’s reputation for a rainy climate distracts from how the relationship between rainfall and the water available to us really works.

Water companies capture much less rain for our use than people commonly assume, with parts of the UK already subject to water stress. In fact, 12 out of the 23 water companies operating in areas of England are rated as being under ‘serious’ stress.

In other words, water conservation is not a job that is reserved for scientists, hydrologists, foresters, wildlife managers, city planners, farmers, or mine owners. Instead, it is up to each and every one of us to conserve water.


Saving water has a huge impact on energy costs and overall a huge impact on the environment too, at Crompton Mouldings we have invested time, energy and money into making sure that we can save and re-use as much water as we can.

We have installed Drenched volumisers to all our taps in our business, the Volumiser is able to save up to 88% of water as it uses only 250ml of water per hand wash instead of the average 2 litres. It also saves 100% of energy as the Volumiser operates on a cold water supply.

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