Amber Water Applies To Enter English Water Retail Market

You may well have heard of the English water retail market already, which came into effect on April 1st 2017, meaning that the majority of businesses and organisations across England are now able to choose which company they want to supply their water services.


And now a new company has applied to Ofwat to enter the market – Amber Water Solutions, part of the energy management specialist Amber Energy Group.


The brand is now seeking licences for retail (sewerage) and retail (water) authorisation, as well as restricted retail authorisation.


Eligible public sector customers, charities and businesses are now free to choose their own water retailer in England and you can even choose to have a separate retailer for your water supply and another for your wastewater services (or have a single supplier for both).


It would certainly be worth getting in touch with different retailers to see which one will offer your business the best deal with regards to meter readings, bills and payments, customer service and water-saving advice. You may well find that your business could save water and spend less, among other benefits, by having the freedom to choose your own supplier.


The new market was set up to work alongside the existing Scottish water retail market, which opened up back in 2008. Being able to negotiate the best package for your business’s individual needs can prove to be very beneficial, particularly if your company uses more than 30,000 m3 of water per year on a single site (like hospitals, leisure parks, hotels and universities, and so on).


Here at H2O Building Services, we can provide completely unique water supply packages for large water users, able to offer discounts on water supply contracts of 25 per cent – a first in the English water retail market.


Working on your behalf, we will put together a water and waste water database that uses your historical water billing data to give us a clear picture of your billing in the past and to date. Once this has been completed, we’ll then conduct a water audit to identify any historical undercharges and overcharging, which will help us find water saving opportunities and compile a desktop water audit report on a site by site basis for you to look at.


And once this has been agreed upon, we’ll then complete all work to deliver the water audit savings and refunds, updating the water database so as to demonstrate that the savings and refunds have been delivered.


If you’d like to find out more about this kind of service and what we can do for you and your business, get in touch with us today. We have more than 30 years’ experience in water supply and water engineering behind us so are perfectly placed to help you make the most of your water supply.