Save water and save money

Tips for saving Water

Saving water can be an easy process. The smallest changes can make a huge difference overtime. Remember, around 25% of your energy bill comes from heating water - so being efficient can help cut down on bills too!

If you haven’t got a water meter already, it might be worth considering having one installed. You don’t need permission from us, just contact your water supplier.

Here are some useful tips for saving water from Water UK:

  • Using a lid on a saucepan cuts down the amount of water lost in steam, so you needn’t use as much. Plus, your food will cook quicker!
  • Try washing dark clothes in a colder wash. This saves both water and energy – and it will help keep your clothes their colour.
  • Don’t over-do it! Only boiling the water needed in kettles could save the UK more than £1 million a week.
  • Fill it up! If you have a dishwasher, try to fill it up before putting it on – wasted space is wasted water. Most dishwashers have efficiency modes, use yours if you can!
  • Use a bucket of water, or a trigger-release hose to improve water efficiency when you’re washing your car.
  • Watering your garden in the morning or evening, when temperatures are low, can reduce evaporation levels considerably.
  • Can’t be convinced by a shower? By running your bath just one inch shallower, you can save around 5 litres of water.
  • Put a large bottle or jug into the fridge to ensure cold water is available instantly. Waiting for taps to run cold can waste more than 10 litres every day.
  • Reuse is a great way to save both water and money. If you wash up in a bowl, you can use the water for houseplants.

Broseley Life Skills Benefit from Community Chest Funding

Broseley Life Skills group are celebrating after being awarded £750 by our Community Chest Fund to build a gate and fencing around a sensory garden and social space adjoined to their unit.

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5K Continues to Run

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5k programme has been granted £550 by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing’s (STAR Housing’s) Community Chest Fund to get even more people off their couch and pounding the streets.

August Bank Holiday

Our offices will close at 4pm on Friday 24th August 2018 until 8:45am on Tuesday 28th August

Electrical Rewire Contract - tender opportunity

We have a tender opportunity for a contractor to undertake electrical rewiring in the homes we manage.

Events

Next Board Development Subcommittee meeting Tuesday 6th November

The next meeting of the Development Subcommittee is on Tuesday 6th November

Next Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee is Monday 12th November

The next meeting of the Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee is on Monday 12th November

Next Board meeting Tuesday 27th November 2018

The next meeting of the STAR Board is on Tuesday 27 November 2018