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Free water-saving checks for business

Posted onPosted on 26th Sep

As part of its Green Recovery programme, Severn Trent Water is running a trial for Nottinghamshire businesses and offering free water-efficiency audits to help make sure business water facilities are up to date.

It will also carry out any repairs and upgrades needed. Severn Trent said this would save local businesses both water and money.

Josie Veissid, project manager for Severn Trent, said: “It’s a real uncertain time for many businesses in the UK at the moment, which is why we’re excited to be able to offer this support. It will not only see businesses save water and run more efficiently, but save money as well.

“This is a unique offer to businesses, as we’re offering to come and check all the water facilities, and carry out some needed upgrades or repairs – at no cost. This could be fixing leaky toilets or taps, and upgrading pipework, all of which would cost money to fix and cost money if not sorted.”

Severn Trent, as part of its Green Recovery programme, is looking to carry out 3,000 free water saving audits by 2025, and is running an initial early trial in Nottinghamshire.

Severn Trent say fixing something like a leaky loo could save up to 400 litres of water a year – which is around 700 pints of water or five full bathtubs, which would be money businesses would pay for, but not be using.

“We know that businesses at times have no choice but to use a lot of water through what they do, so we want to help make sure they’re saving it where they can, which in turn will save them money,” added Josie.

“We also know it may not be on everyone’s priority right now, which is why we’re offering to do all the leg work for the business – we’ll do the checks, the upgrades, and we’ll also let you know how much water and money you’re saving.

“We genuinely all have a really important role to play when it comes to saving water, and now we’re helping businesses to do their part to. Whether it’s from a sustainability sense, or looking to save money, businesses will really benefit, so it’s a great opportunity to get involved.”

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