Building on Success: Source for Business saves South West businesses £1m
Businesses across the South West have reason to celebrate thanks to Source for Business helping them to save a staggering £1 million off their water and sewerage bills last year.
Over the last 12 months, Source for Business - the new business support service from South West Water has provided hundreds of businesses across the region with practical support and advice on water efficiency, resulting in thousands of pounds of savings off their water and sewerage bills, alongside reductions of up to 15% in water consumption.
With services ranging from free water efficiency audits to identifying and minimising leaks, monitoring usage and advising on waste management, the Source for Business team is keen to continue the substantial savings already secured for the region's businesses.
Head of business development at Source for Business, David Roberts explains: "Source for Business is here to help the region's businesses save water and money. Our team is committed to delivering savings for our customers, helping to identify initiatives that will reduce water consumption, improve water efficiency and above all generate savings.
"We are delighted to have helped business customers to achieve £1 million worth of savings in the last financial year. It's a tremendous achievement and clearly demonstrates how making small changes to water efficiency across a business can really save money on your bottom line."
Since April 2011 more than 500 businesses across Cornwall, Devon and parts of Dorset and Somerset including hotels, holiday parks, schools and restaurants have taken advantage of the water efficiency audits provided by Source for Business.
A comprehensive audit, carried out by qualified water efficiency auditors, can offer valuable insight into much more than just usage and leakage management. The aim of the audit is to identify opportunities for businesses to use water wisely and ultimately reduce costs. Typically taking around two hours, an audit can reveal thousands of pounds worth of savings - an opportunity not to be overlooked by any business.
Among these businesses already benefiting from significant savings and reduced water consumption include Babcock International Group, Cornwall Council, Holiday Inn Plymouth, Ilfracombe based John Fowler Holidays, Milk Link Dairy, Lloyds TSB and The University of Exeter.
To book a free consultation to find out more about water efficiency advice call 0800 2300 756.
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