Just like every other utility coming into your building, water is supplied via a meter and is charged for based on usage. It is unique among utilities in that you also pay for its disposal through drainage charges. Therefore, like all other utilities, water wastage is a cost to your business that can be controlled. For example, a slowly dripping tap will, if unrepaired, cost you around £100 per year in increased consumption. An incorrectly set or overflowing float valve within a cistern (toilet or header tank) can cost upwards of £1,000 per year if unrepaired or unnoticed. We have also found underground leaks that have cost customers over £20,000 per year!
How can we help?
We are fully trained to find water leaks wherever they may be located. Once found, I will measure the rate of leakage and produce a report detailing our findings. This will include the estimated cost per year of the wastage, a budget cost for the necessary remedial work, and the return on investment analysis. This allows you to make an informed decision whether to repair or not (clearly we would recommend that you always do). Repairs can be carried out by your preferred contractors (managed by us if required), or we can introduce you to one of our national contractor base who will provide you with a formal quotation. Our experience indicates that most repairs will deliver a return on investment in less than one year.