Environment Agency

Water Efficiency

Businesses are Failing to be Water Efficient

More than half of businesses are missing out on cost savings by failing to be water efficient, according to the Environment Agency. According to the survey of 1,000 UK business owners, 53% of firms could make substantial savings on their annual water bills if they were to improve their water efficiency. While some businesses are charged on a meter for the amount of water they use, others are supplied under an agreement where they pay a fixed rate for the water they use, up to a certain level of consumption. According to Envirowise, UK business could save £9 million a day just by making small changes to reduce usage such as fixing leaks or fitting save–a–flush devices in toilets. An individual firm which is charged on a meter could reduce their water bill by £900 a y... »