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.

Algal bloom Fertiliser Pollution in Rivers

Fertiliser pollution poses a significant threat to the health of the UK’s rivers, with 70% of nitrogen and 25% of phosphorus in UK waters attributed to agricultural runoff. The idyllic River Wye has become a globally renowned case where nutrient runoff from intensive poultry farming has led to severe ecological damage, including a 90% loss…

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Business water suppliers going bust

The principal idea behind the deregulated business water industry is that private companies can apply for a retail licence and compete with other suppliers to offer water services. Without business water suppliers, water companies are a natural monopoly, compelling customers to pay water bills issued by their local water company. Introducing competition among suppliers enhances…

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Dealing with business utilities when moving premises

As businesses evolve, the need often arises to move premises, whether for upscaling, downscaling, or adopting a hybrid working model. But what happens to your business utilities? We’ve prepared a straightforward checklist to help you avoid overpaying for energy and water during the transition between properties. Moving business premises | business utilities checklist Our business…

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Storm sewage Sewage pollution in rivers

“The most recent wastewater discharge data indicates that Thames Water diverted sewage directly into the River Mole for 920 hours in 2023. This is equivalent to 38 days, or almost 10% of the year.” Over the past decade, the British water industry has been sleepwalking into murky waters. A growing proportion of domestic sewage produced…

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Business Water Rates Calculator

Do you want to know how much your business will pay for its water usage? Our in-house water experts have built Britain’s first business water rates calculator! By answering a few simple questions, our calculator will provide an estimate of your annual water bill based on the 2024/25 regional default business water rates for small…

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default business water tariff Default business water tariffs

The latest Ofwat State of the Market report shows that only 14% of English businesses have switched their business water supplier, and only 10% have renegotiated their water rates with their current supplier. This means that more than 75% of English companies pay for their water with a default business water tariff. This article explores…

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