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Plumbing courses may see increased interest thanks to dripping taps

An industry source has suggested that fixing dripping taps could save up to 5,000 litres of water each year, which may encourage consumers to enrol on plumbing courses to learn how to fix such problems.

Michael Holmes, a spokesperson for the National Home Improvement Show, said it is important for people to consider their water consumption and the amount of liquid that is wasted.

He explained that fixing dripping taps and installing displacement devices in toilets could help cut the amount of water used and save people money.

These procedures may be the sort of skills that could be picked up by attendees on plumbing courses.

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