Due to leaks within the home, Stevenage residents could have wasted over £103,000 on water bills in the last six months, and nearly 49,000 litres of clean drinking water, new research finds.

The research commissioned by Affinity Water reveals that 2,399 properties in the Stevenage area have triggered a ‘leak alarm’ in the first six months of the year.

Leak alarms are triggered by consistently abnormal levels of water use, and are one of the ways for the water industry and consumers to identify hidden leaks in the home.  


James Curtis, head of leakage at Affinity Water, said: "Reducing leakage across our network is critical in helping us to leave more water in the environment.

"We are working tirelessly to find and fix leaks across our network, and working with Government and the industry on how we can make the wider water infrastructure better.

"While we continue to take care of this, everyone can play their part to save water, save money on their bills, and together leave more water in the environment.

"We encourage everyone to find and fix their leaking taps, toilets and pipes in their homes."

To understand your water footprint and find out how you can uncover leaks in your home, visit affinitywater.co.uk/homeleaks.