Business Water Comparison
You can benefit from:
Deals based on the latest market prices
Free business water quote, in a matter of minutes
Comparison of the UK’s top business water suppliers
Expert advice and guidance
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How to compare business water rates
Put off by complicated tariffs? Don’t be. Business Energy Comparison will find you the best water rates in minutes to help you make that switch. Simply follow these steps:
Before you start your business water comparison, you’ll need to input the name of your business, its location, your supply point identification number (SPID), and some contact information. The Business Energy Comparison tool will use this information to identify the best business water deals on the market.
You’ll see business water quotes based on the specific requirements of your organisation and the latest rates on offer. From here, you’ll be able to seek expert guidance and advice on the benefits and drawbacks of picking comparative water deals. You’ll also be able to determine whether renewing your existing contract is more favourable than switching.
When you’ve decided to switch business water suppliers (provided you’re eligible), signed your contract, and have your switching date, you can relax. The experts will take it from here, managing the switching process for you. So, you don’t have to divert your time and attention away from the thing you do best – running your business.
How does the commercial water market work?
The business water market isn’t so different to the gas and electricity markets in the way that it operates.
The organisations that own and operate the infrastructure (i.e. mains supply, pipe networks, and treatment works). Wholesalers operate regionally.
They purchase services at wholesale, like water supplies and wastewater removal. They purchase water at exactly the same unit rate. The big differing factor is the added value offered to the customer – your business.
Provided your business is eligible to make a switch, you can choose the right water supplier and package to match your needs.
Switch business water suppliers today
Start your business water comparison! Find out if you could save money on your bills by getting your free business water quote. It only takes a couple of minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Unsure of who your water or wastewater supplier is? The first thing you should check is your latest water bill – this will tell you.
But what if you don’t have a bill or you’ve moved into new premises? Contact any water or wastewater supplier – they’ll be able to tell you who is responsible for providing both your water and wastewater services.
Absolutely. Deregulation has meant that any company with a water provider based in either England or Scotland or any business with a commercial focus (rather than a domestic focus) can make the switch.
In Wales, the rules are slightly different. Businesses, charities, and public sector companies can only switch if they use more than 50 million litres of water a year.
Most businesses don’t. However, this is dependent on the industry your business operates in. For example, if your business is involved in engineering, chemicals, manufacturing, construction, mining, textiles, or utilities, you’ll be charged VAT on your supply.
No, the rates themselves are actually cheaper, but it’s also important to remember that your business sector, the amount of water it uses, and your premises will all have an impact on how much you pay for your supply.
Your actual bill, however, is likely to be higher – because your company is likely to use far more water than a typical household.
If you’re switching? No, your business will continue to have its supply during the switching process. The only difference will be the company supplying your water.
However, if your business doesn’t pay its bills, it could be cut off. It’s important to get in touch with your supplier directly if you’re experiencing difficulties in paying your bill. This proactivity may see your supplier negotiate a repayment plan to help you through any difficult period.
They’re calculated based on:
- A portable water metered rate, which is dependent on how much clean water your business uses. The more your supplied with, the more you can expect to pay.
- A portable water standing charge. You’ll also hear this referred to as a metering charge. It’s a fixed daily rate that goes towards maintaining the infrastructure that brings the water supply to your property.
- A wastewater metered rate. Your supplier will naturally assume that any water your business is supplied with will ultimately end up as wastewater. So, they’ll use your meter readings to determine how much to charge for wastewater services.
- A wastewater standing charge. Like the portable water standing charge, it’s a rate that goes towards maintaining sewerage systems.
- A surface water drainage rate. Your business will also be expected to pay for any rainwater that ends up your drainage system.
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