Customers in Moray Asked to Use Water Wisely

15 June 2018
Map Moray and Moray Firth coastline

Moray: Use Water Wisely

Customers asked to take simple steps to reduce water use to help ensure continued supply to homes and businesses.

Scottish Water is asking customers in Moray to use their water wisely as a result of prolonged dry weather in the area. 
 
The dry conditions, despite some recent rainfall, and increased demand in the area have led to the utility encouraging customers served by the Badentinan Water Treatment Works (WTW) to take simple water efficiency measures to ensure continued supply to homes and businesses. 
 
Badentinan WTW serves domestic properties and businesses in the Elgin, Kinloss, Forres, Burghead, Lossiemouth, Rothes, Fochabers, Dufftown and Craigellachie areas. . 
 
Simple steps customers can take to use water efficiently include: 

  • Turning off the tap when brushing teeth and shaving 
  • Taking a shorter shower 
  • Using your washing machine and dishwasher fully loaded 
  • Boiling the kettle with only the water you need 
  • Using a bucket of water instead of a hose to wash your car 
  • Using a watering can instead of a hose to water gardens and plants 

Scottish Water is also asking businesses to consider their usage and what they can cut back on or use more efficiently. 
 
Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s chief operating officer, said: “We are encouraging everyone living and working locally to take simple steps to use water wisely. By doing so, we can significantly reduce water usage which also helps the environment, saves energy and ensures that we continue to provide clear, fresh water to customers in the area.” 
 
To help customers use water wisely, Scottish Water has put together a free water saving pack which has some gadgets, such as tap aerators and shower timers (subject to availability), to save water in the kitchen, bathroom and garden.  
 
For advice, visit our website www.scottishwater.co.uk/savewaterscotland for advice, or call our Customer Helpline on 0800 0778778. 
 
Businesses should speak to their licensed provider for advice.