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Water- Leaks / Flooding

Emergencies

For advice on dealing with and reporting water related problems within your home, please contact ZK Estates.

THAMES WATER CONTACT NUMBERS

Report a leak or burst pipe
Leak outside your property boundary
If there is a leak, or you spot a burst water main outside your property boundary

Please call our THAMES WATER 24-hour leakline on freephone 0800 714 614
(Minicom: 0845 7200 898) OR 0845 9200 800 MINI COM 0845 7200 898


For leaks within your property boundary contact us at ZK Estates

TEXT US on 07797 8005 13 or Contact us

Water Conservation

Water conservation has become an essential practice in all house, even in areas where water seems abundant.

Helpful tips to cut down your water bills
1. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks
Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.

2 Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
Every time you flush a cigarette butt, facial tissue or other small bit of trash, five to seven gallons of water is wasted.

3 Take shorter showers.
One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.

4 Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush
There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.

5 Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads
Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation. Most makers of dishwashing soap recomend not pre-rinsing dishes which is a big water savings.

With clothes washers, avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses an added 20 liters (5 gallons) for the extra rinse. For partial loads, adjust water levels to match the size of the load. Replace old clothes washers.

New Energy Star rated washers use 35 – 50% less water and 50% less energy per load. If you’re in the market for a new clothes washer, consider
buying a water-saving.

6 When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
If your have a double-basin, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water. If you have a single-basin sink, gather washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or a panful of hot water. If using a dishwasher, there is usually no need to pre-rinse the dishes.

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