Should I consider a water audit?
If you’ve noticed an uptick in your business water bill but haven’t increased water usage on your business premises, a water audit can help you get to the bottom of the problem. By conducting a water audit, you can protect your water supply, identify opportunities to reduce your business water bill and, in turn, become a more environmentally friendly organisation.
A water audit is the assessment of how water distributed throughout your organisation is authorised, metered and billed. This is done by identifying how often water usage takes place and where in your facility water is used.
At this time, you can also monitor your water meter — if you notice unusual activity, unnecessary charges may be taking place. Once you review your meter and get an understanding of your current maintenance practices, you can get a better understanding of how your current water usage impacts your business water bills.
If the outcome shows that your current water retailer is costing your company money and impairing its ability to remain a water-efficient organisation, it may be time to explore different water retailers who can lower your annual water bill and contribute to a more water-efficient business plan.
The benefit of switching suppliers
Once you’ve compared business water suppliers, you may notice there’s an opportunity to improve overall efficiencies at your company. Some of the benefits that come with making the switch include:
1. Saving money
The most obvious reason to change water retailers is to save your business money on your water supply bill. Thanks to water deregulation, an abundance of newly licensed suppliers are available to work with businesses and offer competitive rates. In fact, switching suppliers can save your business up to 20% on its water and wastewater bills.
2. A more innovative approach to water supply
Newly licensed suppliers have done their research to find new and innovative ways to provide their customers with relief on their business water rates. That means your business will not only save money on your business water bills, but you’ll also benefit from improved customer service experiences.
3. Improved water efficiency
New suppliers are in the business of consolidating and simplifying water bills, so you’ll also benefit from overall improved business efficiency. Gone are the days of rummaging through various bills — a new supplier can mean a more organised, simplified process.
4. Secured water suppliers
Because of the scarcity of water supply in the U.K., making the switch and securing your business water services now will benefit you in the long run.