NW firms can save up to 50% on water costs

LONDONDERRY businesses could save up to 50 per cent in water costs by introducing reduction technologies whilst Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy says they have a responsibility to use resources wisely.

Trevor Haslett Chief Executive NI Water said: “Businesses are coming under sustained financial pressure however saving water goes hand in hand with saving money.

“Savings of between 30 and 50 per cent can be achieved by installing low cost water reduction technologies. Everyone benefits when water is used wisely and economically.”

Mr Kennedy stated: “Everyone has a responsibility to use water wisely and prepare for the winter months.”

They made the comments after NI Water teamed up with the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI) and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) to launch a new Water Efficiency Leaflet for businesses.

Mr Kennedy added: “By taking just a few minutes to look at this advice on how to use water more economically and by taking some simple steps to avoid burst pipes, businesses could function more efficiently, save on operational costs, and help the environment.”

The advisory leaflet includes useful information for businesses on how to protect properties against the cold weather.