Staying at home
Don't forget you can help us by reporting any leaks in the street outside your home and continuing to only flush the three Ps – paper, poo and pee – to keep our sewers blockage free. We understand some people are using kitchen roll or facial tissues, that’s not a problem as long as it goes in the bin and not down the loo.
If you're worried about using more water for washing hands you can always turn the tap off while you're adding the soap.
Maintaining essential services
Day-to-day we're also continuing to work on construction projects, but only the ones where it is safe for our employees and contractors to maintain a safe distance from each other and the public in line with the government’s advice.
Also, you might see us out and about fixing leaks or replacing ageing pipework. We are continuing to read meters as this is an essential service that allows us to monitor water usage and detect any leaks, avoiding the unnecessary wastage of water.
Many of our colleagues are working by themselves, however, where they work with others, they will be maintaining a safe distance from each other and the public as much as possible. If you spot them working in the street, do give them a friendly wave from your window!
These individuals are ‘key workers’ so are permitted to be working in the highway, at our sites, or travelling to and from locations to ensure essential public services are maintained.