For a detailed view of your site’s water usage, go online and track it over time with smart metering (also known as data logging). Understanding patterns of use and identifying trends can alert you to irregular consumption indicating inefficient practices, faulty equipment or possible leaks. Find out more about our service online or give us a call.
Used water management
Onsite used water treatment is often required to prevent environmental pollution, and our engineers can advise at all stages from initial feasibility assessment, through to construction, commissioning and operation of new treatment plant. We can help identify ways to optimise existing plant performance too.
We can train operations staff to improve their understanding and knowledge of effluent treatment. Giving your team the tools to employ best practice operating procedures will help drive down avoidable business costs.
By carrying out a detailed assessment of your used water treatment processes, we can identify specific opportunities to improve plant performance, reduce costs, minimise carbon emissions and free up operator time.
Reducing your peak flow
It is cheaper to supply customers that have a reasonably flat demand profile, compared to those that have a peaky demand and this is reflected in our tariff charges. By using our demand model to evaluate a range of options, we can help you reduce your Maximum Daily Demand (MDD), allowing you to make considerable water bill savings.
Desktop audit – tariff optimisation
A service designed particularly for companies that operate a number of sites, tariff optimisation reviews your water consumption and used water discharge and ensures you are getting the best value for money across each of your sites in our supply area. Read about how tariff optimisation has helped Greene King and Starwood Hotels & Resorts save money on our latest news page.
If your organisation has multiple Anglian Water Business accounts we can help you to keep your administration costs down with consolidated billing. Combining all your bills saves you the cost of processing multiple invoices and enables you to make one single monthly payment. It also allows easy analysis of cost and consumption data, and invoices are emailed for instant delivery.
Water efficiency audits – standard
Our water efficiency assessors can carry out audits of premises such as hospitals, schools and hotels with mainly ‘domestic’ water use (typical kitchen and bathroom use). Issues such as small leaks or faulty taps may seem trivial but, if left over a period of time, can amount to a significant volume of water and a large avoidable cost. By analysing your water consumption trends and visiting your site to inspect fixtures and fittings, we can help you to improve your water and carbon footprints.
Water efficiency audits – process
Where water is used within your site’s processes, our engineers are available to audit your entire operation or concentrate on a specific issue. By carrying out an onsite audit we can help you to identify ways to achieve efficiencies. Investigations will also consider any impact on used water and trade effluent discharged. When you factor in the energy needed to heat and pump water used at your site, saving water can save money on your energy bills too.
Find out more about our water efficiency audits .
Educating your workforce on issues such as water efficiency, can be an effective way of prompting behavioural change throughout your organisation. We can help you deliver the message through one-off events such as environmental awareness days, or by employing a sustained approach through a variety of media such as posters, newsletters and information screens.
Our dedicated education department also work with schools throughout the region, providing a series of programmes, organised and delivered by qualified teachers.
Water pressure management
Managing your water pressure ensures that the optimal volume of water is supplied to each area of your site, avoiding unnecessary consumption. Our engineers can help you to achieve this by carrying out a survey of suitable pressure logging points on your site, such as hydrants and taps, and helping you to modify your infrastructure.
We can help you establish the feasibility and economic viability of reusing water elsewhere in your operations. This can help to reduce your water footprint as well as your costs. Capital and operating costs are compared against savings as part of the assessment, giving you an estimated payback.
One of the most common forms of water recycling is reusing greywater (the used water from baths, showers and hand basins). Find out more about using greywater.
Reusing rainwater for things like toilet flushing or vehicle washing can reduce your water costs. We can provide you with independent and impartial advice to determine if rainwater harvesting is financially viable and environmentally appropriate for you. Following an assessment of the most appropriate system, we identify the costs and benefits to your business, and quantify the impact on the site’s water and carbon footprints.
Find out more about using rainwater.
Alternative water sources
Decreasing your reliance on mains water supply can help you to reduce your water costs. We are experienced in undertaking feasibility studies for alternative water supplies, such as direct river and borehole abstraction, and managing their set up.
We can undertake a detailed assessment at every stage, from potential environmental constraints to plant and equipment requirements, comparing initial capital costs and long-term operation costs against savings. We can also carry out borehole water quality analysis and develop a maintenance schedule to ensure it is kept in good condition and the yield is sustained.
Trade effluent support
Anglian Water Business is expertly placed to provide support and guidance on managing your trade effluent, from sampling and analysis, through to optimising plant operations. We can also train operations staff to improve understanding and knowledge of effluent treatment, outline the general theory behind the treatment process, and share troubleshooting techniques. A skilled workforce is better equipped to reduce the risk of treatment plant failure and pollution incidents.
Water quality and treatment
We can carry out investigations into process water quality issues on your site, and provide guidance on meeting water regulations. If you need high purity water for your processes we can advise on a range of up-to-date treatment technologies such as membrane filtration.
Expert technical advice
Anglian Water Business is mindful of your need to improve operational performance and minimise your impact on the environment. Our team of experienced process engineers are able to provide a broad assessment of water and used water processes, and identify specific issues such as poor onsite treatment plant performance, or appraise options for putting in place additional capacity to meet any increased or changed production requirements.
To assist you in securing suitable proposals and best value from your contractors, we can evaluate your business requirements, provide you with tender documentation and outline performance specifications, and provide ongoing project management. We can also work closely with you to address issues such as health and safety and environmental requirements.