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Bottled water or Tap Water

Did you know, water industry uses approximately 1.5 million tons of plastic each year to package bottled water? What do you reach for to quench your thirst? Do you reach for a bottled water or are you fine with drinking Tap water? Some people chose to drink bottled water at home because they were unsure how safe it is to drink Tap water. Good news is, water companies in the UK make huge investments each year to carry out millions…

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99.9% of microplastics are cleared from UK’s drinking water

Worried about microplastics in your drinking water?   UK’s Water Industry Research has revealed that water treatment processes remove 99.9% of microplastics from drinking water sources. This research study that untreated water contained 4.9 microplastics per litre in comparison to treated water, which contained 0.00011 microplastics per litre. Despite water treatment’s effectiveness of removing microplastics from drinking or treated water, the water industry is prompting businesses and government to do more in preventing plastics reaching the water environment or the…

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Season’s Greetings

5 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!! First Business Water would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with peace, joy and prosperity throughout the festive season and the coming New Year! We would also like to thank everyone for your continuous support and partnership. We look forward to work with you in the coming years. From all of us here at First Business Water, Happy Holidays, and we wish…

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How to maintain water efficiency during Christmas

🎄19 DAYS LEFT!🎄 Christmas is just around the corner, and we are getting REALLY excited! Before we are off to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, especially going home to eat your most loved home-cooked dinner, seeing your family after a long time, exchanging presents and so on, let’s not forget to save water! We all love to decorate our Christmas tree, but remember to keep your tree healthy by not over-watering it. Not only does it help…

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Do you know what are the differences between wholesalers and retailers in the water market?

The Water market opening is relatively new and not everyone knows about it. If you are non-household consumers, it could help you save a lot! The water retail market opened in April 2017 for businesses, charities and public sector organisations. This means that ‘non-household’ customers can finally look for a suitable and better deal from different water retailers. How does the open water market work? Now, licensed water retailers will buy wholesale water services (physical supply of water and wastewater…

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Tips to maintain water efficiency during winter

-WINTER IS COMING- While winter can give us that festive spirit, it also has its drawbacks. It is important that you are prepared for the cold weather and save water! How can you maintain water efficiency over the cold months? Here are a few tips that can help you prepare. Check and replace any leaking taps before you go on your holiday. Lagged the outdoor pipes to reduce the risk of freezing Make sure your cold water tanks, hot-water pipes,…

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First Business Water’s School Water Efficiency guide

We have created a new water efficiency guide especially for schools, check it out below! or feel free to download the PDF file. Water is a precious natural resource and finite. Less than 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater and only 0.3% is readily accessible. It is essential to understand the amount of water consumed in your workplace. Whether it is a school, business or public sector organisation, a planned and focused reduction plan cannot be created without accurate…

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“The taste of Home” at Ronald McDonald House charities

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It is one of the two specialist children’s hospitals in London, and they care for more than 95,000 children and young people every year in the hospital and in the community. Most of the time, families spend a lot of money and travel a long way to get to their child’s hospital. These causes added-on stress to the families.  Ronald McDonald House Charities UK help families…

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Time to act, together: OFWAT’s new strategy

Ofwat has released a new strategy today and according to them, the new strategy will deliver a longer-term change across England and Wales. “The goal of these changes meant that English and Welsh customers and the wider community will benefit from a step change in company performance, a more resilient and reliable supply of water, and an increased focus on public purpose”.  To summarise Ofwat’s strategic goals: 1st to transform water company performance for customers. Policies included are: -open data…

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