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Bedford Borough becomes first council to sign Anglian Water Promise

Bedford Borough Council has become the first local authority to sign the Anglian Water Promise at a ceremony this week.

 

The Promise has been drawn up with Anglian Water Business, which was launched in November to support the water company’s business customers.

 

It aims to help firms and local authorities conserve water, drive down energy and water costs, reduce costly carbon emissions and secure their position in the economic prosperity of the region.

 

Experts from Anglian Water Business carried out checks across 30 of the Council’s buildings to help shape the promise, which was signed this week.

 

By signing the Promise, Bedford Borough Council has demonstrated its commitment to reducing water usage by 20 per cent by 2015 across all Council buildings.

 

In addition, the Council has also pledged to cut wastewater by 20 per cent, reduce its carbon footprint by 700 tonnes and reduce water and energy costs.

 

The Council will also be working with local residents to help them become more water efficient as well.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Water efficiency has always been important to the Council but with a hosepipe ban coming into effect next week it is even more important that we all do our bit to conserve water. 

 

“I am delighted that we will be able to work with Anglian Water to help improve our water efficiency as well as providing helpful tips and advice for local residents as well.

 

Bob Wilson, Head of Anglian Water Business, said: “The signing of this promise is a real milestone on the road to a more water conscious, water efficient economy in our region.

 

“By becoming the first local authority to take this step, Bedford is showing the way for others and we will be supporting them every step of the way.”

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