Cornerstone was awarded a four year contract to insulate South Cambridgeshire District Council’s housing stock in July 2016.
To add value to this contract, we engaged the local water company, Cambridge Water, to help us to raise awareness of the importance of water efficiency, as well as energy efficiency, to householders.
Since Autumn 2016, we have been providing householders receiving insulation measures with a pack including a range of water efficiency measures such as shower timers, tap aerators and toilet leak detector strips. These measures are provided by Cambridge Water as part of their commitment to educate domestic customers and support them in reducing excess water usage. Over 30 households have benefitted from these packs to date.
The water efficiency measures will help householders to minimise the volume of water they use through day to day activities, which will in turn reduce their water bills if their properties are metered. In addition, the reduction in usage enhances the sustainable credentials of the scheme, with less waste water being passed through the carbon hungry treatment process.
Cornerstone’s Contracts Manager commented: ‘Cornerstone is delighted to have formed a partnership with Cambridge Water to reduce the utility bills of householders across the board. Householders have warmly welcomed the initiative, which we hope to roll out on a larger scale in 2017.’