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HUNDREDS of readers signed up to help the environment through a Journal offer. We gave householders the chance to get a free water-saving ShowerSmart and two energy-saving light bulbs, in association with green support services firm eaga.

A total of 1,915 customers applied for the offer, saving about 1,915 tonnes of harmful CO2, which causes climate change.

The eaga ShowerSmart can be fitted to a wide range of showers and mixer taps to act as a flow restrictor. Tests show it can limit the flow rate to 7.7 litres per minute, saving more than 21,000 litres of water per year for a family of four.

This leads to less energy being used to heat water, cutting gas and metered water bills by around pounds 60 per year, as well as helping the environment. And as the ShowerSmart aerates the water supply you will hardly notice there is less water.

Low-energy light bulbs have a life span 10 times longer than standard ones and use up to 80% less energy. Each one fitted can also save a typical household pounds 6 a year.

Martin France, managing director of eaga water services, said: "The only way to deliver truly sustainable household energy efficiency solutions is through a genuine joined-up approach, including controlling the amount of energy and water we use."
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2009
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