Reduce Water Bills With Northumbrian Water’s Efficiency Tool

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Northumbrian Water customers may be able to reduce their annual water and energy bills quite significantly if they make use of a brand-new online water efficiency calculator that has just been made available by the utility company.


On average, customers in the north-east of England use 166 litres of water per person per day – or 3,029 bathtubs a year for the average household!


But this new online resource will help reduce this by showing customers how much water they’re using and where the biggest savings could be made. The move forms part of Northumbrian Water’s net zero ambitions, with plans in place to reduce average consumption to 118 litres by 2040.


Completing a short questionnaire about usage allows the supplier to show customers a full breakdown of water and energy usage. The tool provided a personalised report showing exactly where the most water is used and how this could easily be reduced based on the answers submitted in the questionnaire.


A checklist is also provided that clearly shows just how much money could be saved by carrying out each recommended action.


Tim Wagstaff, water efficiency manager at Northumbrian Water, explained that the calculator is a great way to see instant savings, telling people exactly what needs to be done, as well as which areas they need to prioritise to see their water and energy bills reduced.


He went on to add: “Although everyone wants to reduce their outgoings, there is also a huge environmental benefit of using the calculator. We’re now more aware than ever about the impact of climate change, and by reducing our water and energy usage, we can help to protect our water resources for generations to come.”


How can businesses save water and reduce bills?


One of the quickest and easiest ways to realise significant water savings and bill reductions is to consider switching water supplier.


As part of the process of switching, you’ll have a water audit carried out across your entire site to see how you’re using water and where. Once you have this information, you will then be able to implement the required water-saving solutions as and when necessary, as well as adjusting this over time in line with the evolving needs of your business.


Companies have been able to switch supplier since April 2017, when the English retail water market was deregulated. There are all sorts of benefits associated with switching, ranging from making cost savings through better tariffs and more accurate billing to consolidation of water supplies across multiple sites.


It can be difficult to switch when you’ve never done it before, however, and it can be difficult to work out which supplier best suits your needs. If you’d like to find out more about the process, get in touch with the team here at H2o Building Services today.