Business Water Guides

At AquaSwitch we aim to provide increased transparency for customers in the business water market. We have assembled the following guides to help customers understand the water market and how it impacts their business.

british-water-overview. The British water market: An Overview

According to a WWF report of the UK’s impact on global water resources, the UK water footprint amounts to 102 billion cubic metres every year, which is equivalent to the flow of the River Thames, on an annual basis, 49 times over. Nearly 24% of this water footprint comes from industry, in comparison to agriculture…

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business-water-bill-explained The Business water bill explained

Our guide to the business water bill. There are over twenty different licensed water suppliers for business, but the way they charge for water is regulated and uses the following format. Business Water Bill Charge Types: Water:  These charges are for the supply of fresh potable water to your business premise. The water charge will depend on…

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understanding-business-water Understanding business water charges

Businesses in Britain are charged for the water used and the drainage of water from their premises. The amount each business pays for water depends on the size of the business, whether you have a meter and which supplier you use, today we will talk you through understanding your business water charges. Micro-business and Household…

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switch-business-supplier How to switch your business water supplier

Have you noticed that your business water bills are higher than usual? Have you seen a steady uptick over the last several years and you’re not sure why? It’s the way the water market in England — as well as Scotland and parts of Wales — works: water suppliers purchase resources from a regional wholesaler,…

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annual-changes Annual changes to business water charges

On 1 April each year, the price British businesses pay for their water supply will change. Here is our guide to what this means for your business water charges and why this price change is happening. Underlying wholesale rates – The annual charge in the price of water The annual change in the price of…

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deregulation Deregulation of the British Water Market

Our guide to the deregulation of the British water market and what this means for business. Privatisation in England and Wales (1989) In 1989 the English and Welsh water sector was privatised creating the world’s first fully privatised water system. Ten for-profit regional water authorities were created to supply households and businesses. These were: Anglian…

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scotland supplier Best water suppliers in Scotland guide

When given the opportunity to save money and improve overall performance, businesses are constantly searching for cost-efficient solutions that can help them grow and thrive. Navigating the best business water suppliers in Scotland can make it easier for you to thoroughly understand the differences between your options. It allows you to switch to a water…

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british water industry Understanding the British Water Industry

The British water network includes 1,000 reservoirs, 2,500 treatment plants, and more than 700,000 kilometres of pipes. It supplies clean water to over 25 million homes and 6 million businesses – the British water industry is of a substantial size. Ipsos Mori, a market research firm, has found the British water and sewerage services to…

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