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How Businesses Can Save Money On Water Bills.

Saving money will always be a priority for businesses of all shapes and sizes, particularly at the moment because of the coronavirus crisis, so it’s important to know where you’re most likely to be able to achieve the most significant savings… and you might well be surprised that you could save thousands on your water bills with just a little bit of effort.


There are all sorts of ways in which you can save money in this regard but one of the most effective is changing business water supplier.


The English water retail market opened up back in 2017 and ever since then, companies have been free to choose their own retailer, meaning they can take advantage of better deals and tariffs, better customer service and so on.


It’s possible to reduce your bills by anything between 3 per cent and 10 per cent by switching in England (more if you switch in Scotland which is between 10 and 28 percent) so, as you can see, it’s certainly worth looking into.


There are other strategies you can prioritise, as well, such as automated meter reading. Here, technology tracks the hourly water usage across your site for ten years, so you can easily see if there’s a spike in usage – which could indicate a problem, such as a water leak. This information means you can then implement water-saving measures as appropriate.


Focusing on water leaks is yet another really effective way to reduce water wastage on site, which means that you’re only going to be paying for the water you use.


Leaks happen hidden away below ground or are so small they’re barely noticeable, which is why they often go missed, but failure to detect them can waste a huge amount of water, costing you lots of money and potentially causing serious damage to your business premises.


There’s also a lot of technology available these days that you can install on site to help reduce the amount of water you use as a business. For example, you could invest in dual-flush toilets, which use less water, or fit aerators on your taps so that air mixes in with the water flow, reducing the amount of water used.


Rainwater harvesting is also another option to consider if you’re keen to go even greener, helping protect water supplies and saving yourself money in the long run.


These systems are very effective and work by collecting the rainwater that falls on your buildings, which can then be reused for other applications such as toilet flushing, laundry and process water, vehicle washing and so on.


Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg and if you’re keen to really reduce your water footprint while saving yourself money on your bills, get in touch with SwitchWaterSupplier.com today to see how we can help.