More than three thousand million (three billion) litres of treated, perfectly clean drinking water is wasted every day in the United Kingdom. That’s enough water to fill 35 million bathtubs or make 15 billion cups of tea – every single day.

And although we probably should be more conscious of the water we use at home, most of this water is lost before it ever makes it into our households.

In fact, almost all of the leaks take place far from the home, in places where it is cheaper to just leave them be rather than to try and fix them.