Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to take the innovative step towards managing its own water supply following its application to Ofwat for a water and sewerage licence. If granted, this licence will enable Blackpool Council...
H2O Building Services, the UK’s leading water audit and commercial water management consultancy, has been awarded a Framework Agreement for the Provision of water auditing services to the United Learning Trust, a consortium of public and private sector schools. The...
SHARC Energy Systems, in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons, has won the innovation award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2017. The awards, hosted by Scottish Renewables, honour the determination and creative thinking which defines new approaches to sustainable energy. SHARC...

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Graham Mann of H2O Building Services looks at the implications of the opening up of the water retail market The 2014 Water Act, which came into law from April 2017, allows more than 1.2 million “eligible businesses”, charities and...
The public sector has an enormous opportunity to pollute less and save more by making quite straightforward bread-and-butter changes. Dynamic leaders within the sector are showing others the way, while public urgency over environmental causes has provided some impetus....
The bottom line is important for any company. Efficient use of resources is essential in any sector, but the increasing costs of water and wastewater management mean that an inadequate water strategy can lead to businesses effectively pouring money...
Until recently, only non-domestic customers in Scotland and very high-level consumers in England and Wales could switch their water supplier to save money or to hope to improve the level of service they receive. This situation changed in April this...
Hot water is an often unrecognised part of energy costs since most properties have one meter that covers both heating & DHW. This means that hot water costs are absorbed into overall energy heating costs. However, the cost of...
From April 2017, commercial and other non-residential water users in England have the opportunity to choose where to buy water and wastewater services from. This freedom of choice is most welcome but, with choice, comes complexity. With multiple service...
Digital technology allows us to step back and ‘smart up’ around the current cycle of water consumption and wastage. In the developed world, expectation is nothing less than a right. We open the tap, and we expect clean drinking water...