A guide to being efficient with our most precious resource
Doing our bit for the planet
Only 2% of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking, and less than 1% of it is actually accessible. Populations are growing, the world is getting warmer and demand for water is higher than ever. In these pages you'll find a range of information and resources to help us all make the most of what we have.
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Learn about the reasons why we should be more water efficient, or skip straight to the action to get started.
Water is a precious resource. There's a financial and environmental cost to every drop we use. From damaging fragile ecosystems with excessive extraction, to the CO2 released as part of the treatment and transportation, it's important to understand the impact we're having.
Over 90% of your bill is made up of the wholesale cost of the water you use, so using less will make a big impact on your bottom line.
By using less water you'll reduce the amount which is diverted from the environment, protecting sensitive ecosystems.
Energy is used at each stage of water's journey to your premises and beyond. By using less, you'll be causing less carbon to be released into the atmosphere.
Small or medium business?
If you're a small or medium business, who doesn't have complex water-related challenges, you've come to the right place.This is the advice for you
If you're a large industrial or commercial customer with complex water challenges, learn about our the incredible work of our Solutions team, and find out how we can help you to reduce consumption.Learn about our advanced solutions
Get to grips with your usage
The best place to start is by understanding how much water you currently use. This way you'll be able to see the impact of the actions you take.
Check for leaks
Leaks are one of the most common causes of excess water use and high bills. The great thing is, you can check for leaks while you're getting to grips with your usage.
Give yourself an efficiency audit
Work your way around your business in a methodical way, making a note of all of the opportunities that you've got to save. That'll give you a list to start working through.
Make a plan
Once you're ready, good planning is key so implementing an effective efficiency programme.
The main offenders
There are a few water efficiency hotspots where almost every business can save. Even if you don't have time for a full audit, you can't go wrong by skipping straight to these.
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