Slashing public sector water costs requires innovation and an alternative approach to water procurement.

Author: Graham Mann, Operations Director,  Alternative Water Company UK Ltd

Public sector water costs can be reduced by 20% – 30% by applying an alternative approach and innovation to water procurement contracts.

The water retail market in England opens its doors to competition but with the very low margins in the water retail market larger users in the public sector will see little difference. Apply say 3% to a prison’s £400,000 water bill, it this worth the effort?

Now apply 20% – 30% now that’s innovation!

It will be the same scenario with a university £200,000 – £400,000 with say a 3% discount, again is this worth the effort ?

NHS hospitals are in the same situation, the public sector is in desperate need of savings but going down the same old water procurement road will not deliver the reduction on water bills that the public sector needs.The water retail market will not be able to deliver on water procurement discounts just by switching water supplier in the regulated water industry in Scotland or England, take it from the expert it cant. The margins between wholesale and retail in England at the moment are dire and for a good few more years to come and that the truth and that is not good news for public sector.

So I have delivered the bad news, and having served the best part of 30 years in the water industry, an industry I am personally passionate about on the lead up to water deregulation I really wanted to make a difference.

Applying my vast water industry knowledge, out of the box thinking, innovation, call it what you like I sought to disrupt a water industry that’s had it good for far too long. Taking the water companies on at their own game is just up my street. So a group of us got together and formed the very first national water supply company that no bodies every heard of for 12 months after launch!

Its called Alternative Water Company UK Ltd 

Guess what, the water companies will not like us as we are not a regulated water supplier, we can offer water supply contracts at discount of 20% – 30% and that will cause the water companies pain!

So when the large public sector water users are looking at switching water supplier our details will not be held on the OFWAT website or the Openwater website, in fact not listed alongside the water retail companies at all as we do not have a water retail licence.

Wait a minute, didn’t the government want to create innovation and competition in the water industry?

Sorry guys “water off grid” is happening and is the way to go, at least we will not be leaking millions of cubic metres of water on route to customers.

Alternative Water Company UK Ltd leading the way to “off grid water supplies”

Would you like a 20% – 30% discount on your water bills?

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About the Author
I have been in the Water Industry over 25 years how time has flown! during this time nearly 20 years ago H2o Building Services was born and what a journey its been, meeting and overcoming challenges along the way, working in close partnership with clients, listening to clients exacting requirements finding solutions to Water Utility and Sewerage problems with the primary focus on reducing Water Bills by completing Water Audits, Water Leak Detection, identifying Water Company overcharges, and reducing Waste Water cost through enhanced Waste Water Treatment recently delivered a £1.45M Waste Water Treatment Works up grade, Foul and Surface drainage survey and up grade, and Sea Outfall repair and renewal project, and leakage detection and repair to potable water supplies working in partnership with a large national Parks and Leisure company and the Water Utility company. Here at H2o we provide a complete Water Management service from initial Water Audit Site survey and report containing recommendations to reduce Water Bills, we then complete all of the work both installation and water consultancy services, then on complete provide a Water Bill Validation service to ensure Water Savings are delivered and maintained, we are a Water solutions based business you have a Water problem we deliver a solution to resolve the problem. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do, and work tirelessly to deliver to our clients expectations supported by a fantastic team of professionals within the H2o network through hard work and dedication we produce some amazing results and certainly through my on going research we are without doubt the leading Water Audit Experts in the UK today.

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