Last chance for free water saving advice
A government-funded programme offering businesses free advice on cutting their water consumption - and their bills - is calling for companies to sign up to the scheme.
According to the organisation, corporate water bills are likely to rise by over 20% between 2010 and 2015 and those taking part in this latest initiative can expect to soften the financial blow as well as improve their reputation for going green.
Mary Leonard, a director at Envirowise, said: "water is still considered by many as a cheap and limitless resource. The reality is that costs are rising and we are using far too much of it putting pressure on existing supplies.
"While cost-savings may be a key driver for water conservation, companies that do so demonstrate to customers that they are adopting best environmental practice. This in itself offers a competitive advantage."
Envirowise predicts saving of up to 30% on water and effluent bills for companies which are looking at water saving for the first time.
Through implementing a number of simple low and no-cost measures to improve water efficiency including fixing dripping taps and installing water-saving devices, Envirowise estimates that businesses in England and Wales could be making annual savings of up to 3.2 billion cubic metres, worth around £9.4 million per day by reviewing their water usage.
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