Who Supplies My Business Water?
As you may already be aware, the English retail water market opened up back in 2017, meaning that companies are now able to choose their own water supplier, finding one that serves their particular needs more effectively.
The first step towards switching is to find out who your current water supplier is. Since the water market opened up a few years ago, businesses of all shapes and sizes and across all sectors are now billed by water retailers, instead of regional water companies (which we now call wholesalers).
Back in 2017, you should have heard from your water supplier to let you know which retailer would be serving your site, but this may not have happened for some reason or other, so if you’re still in the dark, now could be a great opportunity to find out.
It’s relatively easy to find out who your supplier is and all you need to do is dig out your most recent bill, which should have the name of the firm on it. Alternatively, if you can’t find a bill or if you’ve just moved to a new site in a different region, you can get in touch with a local retailer and they’ll be able to find out all the relevant information on your behalf.
It’s certainly a good idea to look into switching water supplier, as you can take advantage of a whole host of different benefits, everything from reduced water bills to better customer service, consolidated bills, tailored services and more.
You would be wise to check that you’re eligible to switch before starting the process. Only non-household customers are able to choose water retailer, such as charities, businesses and public sector organisations.
If your premises is being used primarily for business purposes, instead of domestic, it’s likely that you’ll be able to make the switch, but it also depends on where your water and wastewater supplier is at the moment.
If your current supplier is based in England, you probably are eligible, but if you’re based in Wales or if your current supplier is in Wales, you will only be able to choose your own supplier if you use more than 50 million litres of water annually. If you need any further help or advice, get in touch with us here at SwitchWaterSupplier.com today.