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Green Generation

 Green Generation

The Beach and Essex & Suffolk Water have teamed up to inspire a 'Green Generation'!

Your children could win a brand new Kindle Fire HD - all they have to do is draw a picture that shows saving water in the bathroom!

Look out for The Beach Patrols handing out special goodies from Essex & Suffolk Water designed to help save water.

Entries close on Sunday 30th November
Click here to download your entry form.

The judges are looking for original ideas and examples of how water can be saved in the bathroom. They will select the two best entries in different school year categories.

As well as the prizes for the top entries, the best pictures even have the chance of being used in future water-saving campaigns. The lucky winner of last year's Green Generation in the garden has seen her strap line "save a bucket load" take centre stage in adverts across the region!

Find out more about saving water with Essex & Suffolk Water.



Approximately one third of all water used in the home goes down the toilet. Many toilets installed before 2001 have large cisterns which flush more water than is needed. By simply placing a Save-a-flush in the cistern you can save one litre per flush. If you have a newer toilet with a dual flush system make sure you use the short flush when possible to avoid unnecessary wastage.

Never use the toilet as a bin. Sewers are not waste disposal units. They are designed to carry water, liquid and solid bodily waste and toilet paper but increasing amounts of litter are being flushed down the toilet. So, think before you flush and if it doesn′t need to go down the sewer put it in a bag and put it in your bin.

Showers and baths

A bath can use as much as 80 litres. Taking a shower instead of having a bath can save around 10 litres of water per person per day. However, if you have a power or a pumped shower this can use more water than a bath.

By reducing your time in the shower you can save up to 18 litres of water per property per day. This also depends on the type of shower.


Don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth; this can waste up to six litres of water each time. Put a plug in the basin when washing or shaving. This will save up to 12 litres of water per property per day.