Comparing business water supplier prices
The charges on a water bill are complicated, with different suppliers presenting the same information in different ways. Your business will be billed for:
- Standing wholesale fees – These are fixed charges levied to maintain the network of pipes to and from your property.
- Volumetric wholesale fees – These are charges that depend on how much water your business uses and how much wastewater your property produces.
- Retail charges – This is an additional charge made by your business water supplier to cover the cost of providing customer services.
To further complicate matters, these charges vary depending on the location and size of your property.
Our free comparison service cuts through this complexity by providing you with a quote tailored to your business and providing a direct comparison to your current business water supplier prices.
For our full breakdown and explanation of business, water charges, check out our guide.
Why should I compare business water prices in England and Scotland?
Water deregulation came into action in 2008 for Scotland and 2017 for companies in England.
The deregulation has been designed to encourage competition in the market and allow businesses that shop around and get more competitive business water rates.
As the market opened in England it provided businesses with a wider range of business water suppliers access to the market allowing more choice in finding your preferred water rates.
The benefits of switching supplier are not just saving money but include improved customer service, improved water efficiency and a wider, more flexible, choice of water contracts to suit your business.
One of the top reasons for switching business water suppliers is poor customer service. The newer business water suppliers that have entered the market since 2017 often provide smoother, highly efficient customer service processes. These more advanced processes allow you to resolve issues and other complaints far quicker.
If you are looking to compare business water rates today, fill out our simple form.
How do you compare business water rates?
Comparing your business water rates online is simple. It will give you all the information you need to understand whether you are currently getting a competitive deal from your current water supplier or whether a better deal exists on the market.
To compare business water rates online, all you need is to provide the following information allowing each water supplier to quote for a supply agreement with your business:
- The name of your business
- Where your business is located
- Your supply point identification number (SPID)*
- Contact details
*To find out more about the SPID number.
Which business water supplier is the best?
Across England and Scotland, there are approximately 20 different companies with licences to provide water and wastewater services. There’s no simple answer to which is best, and it depends on your company’s priorities.
We’ve pulled together a simple guide comparing the largest business water suppliers in England and Scotland.