Assembly Member Backs Water-Saving Pledges

At the Senedd this week Welsh Assembly members made a pledge to save water and discovered more about how the Water Watchdog is supporting their constituents.

Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies was among the AMs who made a commitment to use water wisely during the event which was organised to coincide with Water Saving Week.

Drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water proved to be the most popular of the six pledges AMs were invited to choose from during the two-hour session hosted by Tom Taylor, Chair of Wales’ Consumer Council for Water.

The Ogmore AM who also pledged to drink tap water instead of buying bottled water said: “It was interesting meeting with The Consumer Council for Water who provide a helpline for consumers, offering advice and assistance with customer complaints. Helping people to make positive and meaningful changes in their water usage will hopefully impact positively towards water saving.

Assembly members were also able to learn more about how Wales’ Water Watchdog has helped thousands of customers resolve complaints against their water company.

Tom Taylor, CCWater’s Wales Chair, said: “We were delighted to have the support of Huw who pledged to play his part in reducing plastic waste by drinking tap water rather than bottled. It was great to see Huw and so many other Assembly Members keen to support our work in speaking up for the interests of the people they serve. It shows just how committed the Welsh Assembly is to protecting our water resources and environment for current and future generations.”