Water Procurement

Our water consultancy will ensure you are getting the best price for your water.

The most realistic way you will reduce your water costs, is by reducing your water consumption. However, there are some organisations who could benefit from being able to switch water supplier (see eligibility criteria below). BCC’s water consultants can analyse your specific situation and advise you on whether your site(s) could benefit from switching.

However, there are still ways to ensure that your water is purchased at the lowest possible rate. Water tariffs can be complex, especially for large users. At Business Cost Consultants, we understand that it can be time consuming and difficult to compare tariffs, and to check you are being charged correctly for the tariff you agreed with the supplier.

Our water specialists can provide independent advice on any special reduced cost tariffs that may be available to you. For instance, you may be eligible for a large or intermediate-user tariff. The volume threshold at which your organisation can benefit from this tariff varies between companies.

You may also be eligible for supplier discounts or relief from existing costs depending on circumstance.

It is also important to ensure that your water meter is the correct size. Oversized meters lead to needless recurring charges as standing charges are based on meter sizes. We can identify the correct meter size for your site and arrange for a replacement.

Organisations eligible to switch water supplier

Customers in Scotland can choose their supplier. Similarly, any UK organisations using more than 5 million litres (5,000 cubic metres) of water a year at a single set of premises can choose their supplier. If you are a customer of Albion Water (in Wales), Dŵr Cymru, or Dee Valley Water, then the annual threshold amount is 50 million litres (50,000 cubic metres).

For organisations that are eligible to switch water supplier, Business Cost Consultants will work closely with you to devise a water procurement strategy and manage the whole tendering process on your behalf, ensuring a smooth handover to your new supplier.

To find out if you could reduce your organisation’s water costs, please contact us.

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