Top tips for Scunthorpe residents to cut utility bills
SCUNTHORPE residents are being offered advice on how to cut the cost of their water bill.
At this time of year most of us probably feel like we have more pounds on the weighing scales than in the bank, therefore looking for ways to save money is pretty much a necessity.
Simon Mullan, customer relations manager at Severn Trent Water, said: "Most people don't realise that making some simple changes to the amount of water they use can save money on water bills if they are on a meter. Although, regardless of whether you're on a meter on not, saving water will save you money on energy bills.
"For instance, did you know that by taking shorter showers – just one minute quicker – you could save up to 10,000 litres of water per year and then make even more savings on your gas or electricity bills.
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"Likewise make best use of your washing machine by using shorter wash cycles or washing at a lower temperature can save you water, energy and therefore money. Don't forget to make full use of your dishwasher too by not switching it on until it is full.
"Also gardens can be thirsting places so investing in a water butt means you can collect free rainwater over the next few months and then use it during the dryer months to water your garden."