Water-saving scheme makes a splash

A PENSIONER who goes to extreme lengths to save water has had his efforts recognised. Maurice Turner, 82, of Berkeley, Letchworth GC, has won a case of champagne after he told Three Valleys Water how much water he saves in his home and garden, as part of

A PENSIONER who goes to extreme lengths to save water has had his efforts recognised.

Maurice Turner, 82, of Berkeley, Letchworth GC, has won a case of champagne after he told Three Valleys Water how much water he saves in his home and garden, as part of a home water audit.

Mr Turner said: "I store 500 gallons of rainwater at a time. I clean my teeth with a cup and a half of water twice a day. I haven't flushed the toilet for six weeks now. I use rainwater and pour it down the toilet every day. Bath water is never let away either as I use that for the toilet too."

He added: "I think it's very, very important to save water.


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"I have been saving water all my life.

"I served in the war and I had a water bottle that held less than a pint and it had to last a long time."

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He concluded: "I'll save a little more water by drinking champagne instead.

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