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Sutton opticians saves water

Posted onPosted on 28th Jan

SOME 900,000 litres of water, which equates to around 6,000 full baths, will be saved each year at a Sutton opticians thanks to the installation of a new filtration system.

Specsavers in the Idlewells Shopping Centre has invested in the Mainline Compact and Duo Filtration System, which removes the need to use mains water in the store’s lab.

“Historically, we’ve used mains water in our lab as part of the process for cutting lenses for glasses,” said Specsavers Sutton store director Nigel Davidson.  “Keen to explore ways we can reduce our impact on the environment, we researched alternative options and made the decision to buy the new filter system. It’s amazing the difference it makes in terms of water consumption – the saving we will make represents one person’s water consumption for nearly two years.”

The system works by collecting the waste water in a settlement area within the lab’s main water tank. Once a certain level is reached, the pump flushes the water through ‘filtration socks’ cleaning it ready for use again.

“This is just one of the areas that we as a business, and Specsavers as a brand, are looking at as part of our sustainability pledge; making sure we positively impact on the lives of the people we work with, the communities we serve and the planet we share,” added Nigel.