In terms of our monthly water bills, most customers feel helpless to control their spend. Not only are the water bills fixed, but the water companies increase those bills on an annual basis.
Then, despite the fact that we have had to put up with constant downpours, there has been a hosepipe ban, and a nationwide alert, encouraging us to conserve water.
How can this bad weather be reconciled with a severe water shortage? The answer in short is mismanagement. An outdated infrastructure means that a quarter of our water supply is being wasted, but although the UK has been suffering from its worst drought in 25 years, the water companies are still not being forced to fix their leakages. In fact Ofwat data shows that water companies will only reduce their leaks by 1.5% in the run up to 2015.
Ofwat has said that water companies have paid £200m in water wastage fines over the past six years, though customers complain that they are simply passing the costs on as the water companies made £2bn profit in 2010-11.
So while we are left in a helpless situation where we cannot control the efficiency of our water company, there is a simple way to reduce your energy bills. Aquatec water purification systems have been proven to cut energy bills by up to 40%, by declogging your pipes and home appliances from harmful limescale.
This allows water to do more work for you, whether it is passing through your taps, your shower or your washing machine. Contact Aquatec today to book a free water test and see how we can make your water work harder in your home.by