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Can I Save Money on My Business Water Bills?
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Can I Save Money on My Business Water Bills?

Your business water usage will depend on the type and size of your business, but there are a few things you can change to help reduce your water consumption and lower your business water charges.

The first thing you should be aware of is that the commercial water market has now been deregulated, just like the energy market for your gas and electricity supply. This means you no longer need to stick with your current business water supplier and can freely move to a different supplier.

You could find yourself a much better deal for your business water supply because you will no longer be locked into an expensive contract with your current supplier. However, most business owners are often too busy running their own company to spare enough free time to search the commercial water market and compare deals.

This is where working with City Utilities can help! Business water supply is often the forgotten utility. Water bills can be a massive drain for businesses (excuse the pun!) But with our help, you can soon be paying much less for your water bills and have more cash to invest back into your business.

How can I save money on my water bills?

Simply by working with our team at City Utilities, you should be able to reduce your water bill. However, there are many ways to reduce your water consumption that will also help reduce your water costs, especially if your business is on a water meter.

For example, you obviously need to supply toilets and handwashing facilities for your staff, but by switching to waterless urinals and changing your taps to more water-efficient models, you could save up to 35% off your water consumption. Don't worry! We can have this arranged for you too.

Urinals can leak water or flush more often than needed and can waste a considerable amount of water, and they are a common source of wasted water that can be made more efficient. 

If savings can be made on your business water bills, City Utilities will find it for you! Many water companies offer free water-saving devices such as cistern bags for your toilets that reduce the amount of water used per flush.

Tips for water savings

Many SMEs can look at making water consumption savings in the same way as domestic water customers. For example, using cistern bags as mentioned above and self-closing taps that automatically switch off and cannot be left running.

Using cistern bags or Hippos that are cistern displacement devices help to reduce the volume of water that the cistern can hold, forcing staff to use less each flush.

Regularly checking for water leaks can save you money. Replace worn washers on dripping taps, check your toilets and urinals for any leaks or faulty moving parts. If you notice any overflow pipes dripping, investigate and fix the cause as quickly as possible. 

Using tap aerators is a relatively low-cost way to reduce the amount of water released from taps while maintaining their effectiveness. You can fit new taps with built-in aerators, or if you are on a tight budget, you can fit aerators to your existing taps to help save money.

The most cost-effective water-saving measure is to provide plugs and encourage your employees to fill the sink with a bit of water to wash their hands instead of using a continuously running tap. 

You can place water-saving stickers and posters at eye level by sinks to help encourage your staff to be mindful about the water they use.

Save money on ALL your utility bills

While the focus of this article has been about saving you money on your business water bills, don't forget that City Utilities are here to help your business to save money across all of your utilities, as well as other business necessities.

If you are considering working with us to switch your business water supplier, why not let us help save you money on your other major outgoings as well!

Here is a list of what else we can help you with:

Business Electricity: We will compare business electricity prices from over 30 energy companies to ensure you get the best possible price for your business electricity contract. 

Business Water: We have secured strong working relationships with all commercial water supply companies, and these relationships mean lower prices for you!

Business Gas: We will source and sort through the best deals and look at the finer small print to make sure we find you the very best deal.

Business Solar: A great way to save money on your electricity bills is to install solar capture equipment. If your business premises are suitable for a solar option, we can arrange to have your property assessed and find the perfect solar installation for you. 

Business Telecoms: We can find you a reliable and cost-effective deal for your business broadband and telecoms. We can ensure that you never pay too much for these essential services.

Credit Card Processing: We can help you find the best deals for your credit and debit card processing and card merchant services. 

Business Mobile: We have strong relationships with all major network providers, including 02, Vodafone, Three and EE. We can help find you a perfectly tailored business deal to suit your needs.

Business Electricity Audits: We are dedicated to saving our clients as much money on their electricity bills as possible. Therefore, we offer business electricity audits as part of our service. We will examine where and how your business uses electricity and highlight any inefficiencies that can be addressed to save you money. 

Get in touch for our help

Our team at City Utilities has a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping UK businesses of all sizes save money on their utilities and essential business outgoings.

Do not hesitate to contact our friendly team to discuss your needs and find out how easy it can be to save money by using our services.

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