We are delighted to say that Scottish Water has won the Exemplar Project (Scotland) Award for the Water Efficiency Trial (WET) at the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2016. Etive began this project with Scottish Water in 2013 working with Scottish housing associations and then private new home builders to achieve a target of 2,000 households using the Home Log Book technology.
The winners and runners up of the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2016 are now available on the Winners and Runners Up page on the Waterwise website.
The Water Efficiency Trial (WET) helps Scottish Water better understand water use in and around homes in Scotland. With a years’ baseline information from 2,000 homes Scottish Water are currently delivering a number of interventions and evaluating the impact of different interventions over the next two years.
These include the installation of a range of water saving devices in the home and outside, and the provision of in-home water efficiency advice; focusing on water saving behaviours which householders can adopt and follow-up advice to reinforce behaviour change. Some householders will also benefit from both the devices and in-home advice.
The project has been working with partners Etive Technologies (Etive) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST), who have recruited customers to the trial and helped develop messaging to encourage water efficiency. It gives us valuable insight into the factors affecting domestic water use and the different motivations influencing household behaviour; including how energy is used for producing hot water in homes and associated costs.
The team picked up the award at a ceremony held in the House of Lords, London.