Wessex Water is looking for creative new ideas that can be used in campaigns to drive behaviour change for its customers when it comes to sewer misuse. Sewer misuse is the incorrect disposal of items by flushing down the toilet or pouring down the sink, such as non-flushable wet wipes, sanitary products or cooking fat, which build up to cause sewer blockages. Blockages can have devastating effects on people’s homes and the environment, and each year we spend £5 million clearing approximately 13,000 across our region.
Wessex Water have launched a challenge aimed at university students studying marketing, PR, design and creative subjects, asking them to come up with a new way to engage with customers on this issue.
There are prizes of £250 for the winning entries and it’s obviously something students can add to their portfolios and CVs.
More information can be found on our Marketplace website: https://marketplace.wessexwater.co.uk/challenges/sewer-misuse-marketing-challenge/ The page includes a recording of a kick-off session introducing the challenge – but don’t worry, it’s not too late for students to get involved.
All students have to do to register interest is email firstname.lastname@example.org from their academic email addresses – then we will add them to a Microsoft Teams group where we can answer any questions that crop up while they develop their entries. We are asking for entries by Friday 26th June.