7 July 2017

Biosphere ‘Living Coast’ campaign can help cut water bills – and fix that leaky loo!

Advice on how to save water is being offered in one of many projects now underway as part of Brighton & Hove’s official status as a UNESCO  World Biosphere Region.

Southern Water is a member of the Biosphere partnership.  It includes organisations ranging from councils and companies to the city’s universities, environmental groups and the South Downs National Park.

The company is offering free water-saving home visits to all residents of Brighton & Hove. This can include an hour-long appointment, with bespoke behavioural change advice and the fitting of free water-saving products throughout the house or flat.

Leaking toilets will be fixed for free and an installed water butt can be pre-booked at a market-leading price of £25. Visits can be booked at www.southernwater.co.uk/savewater.

The initiative has been promoted with an advertising campaign on Brighton & Hove buses, pictured.

Chair of the council’s environment committee Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “It’s an example of how the Biosphere status, under The Living Coast banner, will be helping drive practical, real-life changes to protect and enhance the environment.”

More information about The Living Coast is at www.thelivingcoast.org.uk

A report detailing over a dozen Living Coast initiatives now underway recently went to the committee.  It can be seen on the council’s website among the agenda papers.