Frequently asked questions

Questions about the NRWA Savings Engine

What is the NRWA Savings Engine?

The NRWA Savings Engine is owned by Save Water Save Money, and is an interactive, personalised online tool to help you save water, energy and money. It asks you a set of simple questions about your water and energy usage — and then gives you your very own tailored results, plus active, ongoing help with saving.

How accurate are the results of the NRWA Savings Engine?

The accuracy of your results is based on how precisely you answer the questions. We know from more than 8,100 customer reviews that the usage and savings calculations made by the NRWA Savings Engine are good estimates, and as close as possible to actual usage.

Save Water Save Money has been promoting water-saving for more than ten years. Based on our experience, the water, energy and money savings identified in the NRWA Savings Engine are good estimates of what your household could save if it carried out the personalised water-saving actions suggested.

Of course, as the calculations provided are estimates based on the information you provide, they can't be exact, and are intended as a guide only.

How is the NRWA Savings Engine relevant to me?

What's unique about the NRWA Savings Engine is that it lets you tailor your questions to those that are relevant to your home — saving you time, as well as water and money. So for example, if you don't have a garden, then it won't ask you how long you take to water your plants. It really is all about you.

What are people saying about the NRWA Savings Engine?

We've received more than 8,100 reviews, scoring an average rating of 4.71 out of 5. We don't edit any of the feedback, so you can read what our customers have to say — see them now in Reviews. If you'd like to review your experience, complete the NRWA Savings Engine and you can submit your own review on your results dashboard.

What information is required?

The questions asked in the NRWA Savings Engine refer to each appliance in your home — for example shower, toilet, taps, bath, washing machine and so on. If you don't know the correct answer, then a best guess will be enough.

How long will it take to complete the NRWA Savings Engine?

It should only take you a few minutes — and then you can start saving water, energy and money with almost no effort at all.

How will it help me save water?

After answering a few personalised questions on the NRWA Savings Engine, you'll see your very own tailored results. These are based entirely on the answers you gave, and show you in an easy-to-understand way how you use water and energy — and what your consumption amounts to. Again, based on your answers, we'll recommend what actions you can take to reduce your water use at home, without having to make big changes to your lifestyle.

Questions about how we use your data

How will you use my information?

Your information is personal to you and won't be shared with anyone other than your water company. See our Privacy Policy for further details. We'll share your generic household and per-person consumption in a generic format only, to allow you and others to compare consumption with each other.

Save Water Save Money is ISO27001 accredited in the UK, which means it has obtained the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system), since 2013. Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that Save Water Save Money is following information security best practice, and delivers an independent, expert assessment that the data we hold is adequately protected.

Why do I need to provide my email address and a password?

Your email address will serve as your username, which allows you to log back into the website, so you can review your personalized water-saving results and information at any time.

Along with your email address (username), you will need a password to access your results. We will email you once you have completed the NRWA Savings Engine.