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Since 2017 businesses in England and Scotland have been given the choice to change their commercial water suppliers.

It’s a great chance to save up to 45% on your commercial water bill with multiple suppliers to choose from to get the best deal.

Because at Bright Utilities we are experts in this area helping UK businesses save thousands on their commercial water bills. We work with the best UK water suppliers to offer our business customers the best market prices for their commercial water.

Switching commercial water suppliers can lower your prices and help you become more business water efficient. We can help by comparing the market with our smart commercial water comparison service. Whilst also managing all of the changing and complete all paperwork for you.

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Information & F.A.Q

Small to medium businesses

As a small to medium business, it is rare that you’ll ever have much funding to spare. You will be constantly reinvesting your net profit to see the company grow. Because of this, your outgoings need water tight control. Your utility bills play a big part in your outgoings, so it’s important to analyse where costs can be cut. This is where Bright Utilities come in. Business water is a great place to start if you have not yet taken advantage of the government’s changes to business water supplier policies in 2017. Even if you have switched suppliers since then, business water is a constantly evolving market. Why not see if you can get an even cheaper water bill and keep your costs further afloat?  

Water audits

A water audit is basically a detailed inspection of your businesses water usage. It’s important to assess this audit and identify where you could be saving money. Water Audit Surveys offer a great service for businesses looking to get a water audit.

There could even be areas within your business where water is consumed unnecessarily. You can take action to reduce this.

What clients can expect in the long run

Here at Bright Utilities, once we make a business relationship with a client, we’re here to stay. We’re not here to cash in and run. We want to cultivate an understanding of your business in order to continually improve the costs. Consider us as an additional member of your team who have your financial reductions in our best interest. We constantly keep an ear to the ground in the business water market. If there are any more opportunities to make your water bill even cheaper, you can guarantee we’ll know about it. We’ll always be here to make sure that you will too. 

  • Reducing your business water consumption not only reduces your overall water bills, but will also make your business more environmentally friendly. 
  • Over 20% of the UK’s water consumption is from businesses.
  • Despite the amount of rainfall in the UK yearly, there aren’t as many resources available to collect water than other countries, meaning the volume of water available per person is quite low. 
Why should my business compare commercial water?

The primary motivator for switching your commercial water supplier is financial. The pitfalls of staying with the same domestic energy suppliers year in year out are well known, and the same applies to commercial water. Remaining in the same rollover contract after your renewal date often leads to higher prices. Quite simply because, the longer a business sticks with a single provider, the more expensive their water will likely become. The best deals are usually reserved for new customers and offered as inducements to switch.

There are some other, more nuanced reasons to make a switch, too. If your business is growing or simply changing, then its water usage is likely to change too. Different circumstances might lead to more or less consumption, or demand a different kind of service from your supplier. Not every supplier is suited to every business, so it might be time to make a switch to suit your new circumstances.

How do the water charges work for my bill when I compare commercial water?

The best way to find out is to contact your commercial water supplier and they will be able to help out.

You’ll be charged either for the amount of water you use. Plus a set charge if you’re on a meter, or you’ll pay a set amount based on the value of your commercial property.

In either case, a commercial water comparison will show you the best prices. Water audits

Before you compare commercial water, it can be useful to perform a water audit. This is an in-depth process that will inventory where all the water is used on your premises. It helps companies understand where the majority of their water is going, and the best areas to make savings. While not directly related to a commercial water comparison. It can be a very helpful way to understand your bills, and get a better idea of where your company might be able to make savings.

Water audits are offered by a range of companies, and they are a fairly simple process that yields in depth results. Businesses which have never undergone a water audit before often find that the process culminates in quite dramatic savings,. Helps them become far more water efficient in the future. The results can inform your commercial water comparison too, help you choose the best supplier, save money, and even be more energy efficient.

Large businesses

The larger the business, the more the outgoings. Keeping on top of this to minimise your losses takes expert analysis from professionals who cut no corners. You need intricate and detailed assessment of every aspect of your business, including your utilities. Business water might be an afterthought when you’ve already got so much actual business related costs on your plate. But the smartest of owners will always pay attention to this. Allow us aboard to help you compare business water providers and save you as much money as possible. 

Not one business is the same. We are well aware of this, and are dedicated to providing a top tier service so that you can steer your ship safely in the knowledge that you are doing it as cost effectively as possible.    

Ways to reduce your business water consumption

Water is a finite resource. This means that it is important to reduce your water consumption as much as you can. There are ways to reduce your businesses water consumption that doesn’t involve switching provider:

  • Make all of your staff aware of the importance of reduced water consumption. Having a mindful workforce will improve your usage greatly. 
  • It is possible to invest in more environmentally friendly plumbing. Low-flow toilets, sinks and other water outlets are available. 
  • If there are any leaks within your premises, it is important to identify and fix these straight away. A dripping pipe can lose around 20 gallons of water every day!
  • Food Wholesaler 

When this business came to us, they were still with their set water supplier from before the supplier policies were lifted in 2017, and hadn’t even heard about these options on the market until it was recommended by a business associate to check their business water bills. That’s when they came across us here at Bright Utilities. After a quick phone call we made them aware of our network of business water suppliers offering much cheaper business water with whom they could switch to in order to pay cheaper water bills. In the end, we managed to save them £5000 in the first year with their new providers. 

  • Vehicle Finance Company

This company had been with their provider for three years, after initially seeing a great money saving opportunity with them back in 2018. After a couple of years, their providers then significantly raised their business water costs and so the business came to us in order to fix this. We worked with them to look at their current water bills, and searched our database to compare this with our network of lenders. Within a day of negotiations, we managed to secure our client a new business water supplier and saved them £2,300 on their annual water bill. 

Here at Bright Utilities, we make comparing business water suppliers simple. Saving money for the client and their business is at the core of everything that we do. Switching providers can be a long winded task. Providers will do all that they can to convince you to stay, in spite of the fact that there are better deals elsewhere. We want to save you all of this back and forth hassle. We will act on behalf of you to assess your water audit, find where you can save money, use our enhanced software to identify the best providers in the market for you, and get in touch with them in order to negotiate a deal on business water.

We’ll get a quote for you in seconds from our network of trusted business water providers. We’ll advise you, but it’s up to you to decide which deal is best. One of our friendly team members will be with you every step of the way during your search.  

We hope this guide has helped to clarify how business water is billed, and shown you how easy it is to complete a business water comparison and switch suppliers should you need to.

For a fine tuned, professional and straightforward service, look no further than Bright Utilities. Start a quote today and we’ll be in touch to set your business water saving journey in motion.    

Who can undertake a commercial water rate comparison?

Prior to the passing of the Water Act in 2014. No business that used less than 5,000m3 of water could choose their provider. This meant that the water market was essentially static, and there was no opportunity for businesses to compare commercial water rates, least of all move to a cheaper supplier. The act changed all that, though, and in 2017 the water market was deregulated, ensuring that any company could run a commercial water comparison and change their supplier accordingly. This equated to a large scale and quite dramatic deregulation of a previously limited market.

This brought about the end of regional monopolies. Nowadays businesses can choose their supplier from a list of 35 companies. Each of them regulated by Ofwat, to assure quality of service and a level playing field. This service applies to around 1.2 million businesses in the UK, and offers potentially huge savings compared to the era of monopolies.

It’s important to remember that this only works for commercial water. Domestic users are still some way off being able to choose their water supplier. Businesses in Scotland and England are free to compare commercial water rates and switch as they see fit, but companies in Wales must use over 50 megalitres before they become eligible. There are, of course, certain other limitations depending on your business’ location and more specific needs, but those caveats are few and far between. Any commercial property can compare commercial water rates, switch, and reap the many financial benefits.

Multi Site Supply?

The advantages for multi-site businesses are especially profound. Businesses who operate in several locations across the country might once have been forced to use different water suppliers. That, in turn, means a different set of bills for each. Switching allows multi-site companies to consolidate and simplify their bills by putting each of their premises on the same supplier.

Whatever your motivations for changing supplier, a commercial water rates comparison is the best place to start. It will show you the various prices from different suppliers, but also the associated services and any added extras. A comparison is about more than simply cost, and, here at Bright Utilities, we understand the importance of finding the best provider, not just the cheapest.

How can I compare commercial water?

A simple commercial water comparison takes as little as 60 seconds. While savings will differ between businesses, our customers usually save up to 45% after comparing water with us. The process is extremely simple and streamlined. You’ll need some details from your water bill, most notably your supplier and how much water you use. After that, it’s as simple as inputting the information into our comparison tool, which will take care of the rest.

You’ll be presented with a series of different companies and prices, and from there you can delve a little deeper into what they offer and make your choice. Recent research indicates that the difference between the cheapest and most expensive supplier for an average business is £590—so there are some big savings to be made. When you compare commercial water, you will have to work out how your bills are calculated. If your business has a water meter, your bills will be determined by how much water you use. If you don't have a meter, you'll be charged a set fee based on the value of your property.


Did you know we work with The ITF?

Bright Utilities has been working with the ITF since January 2020 and for every company who switches supplier, Bright Utilities will plant 10 trees with the International Tree Foundation.

One of the oldest environmental organisations in the world, ITF has been pioneering community led forest restoration since 1922. With each donation, ITF will plant ten trees with one of our African partners.

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