Small businesses in the Peterborough area
could each be wasting hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds on water
because they take little or no action to use it efficiently. Many
forget that water has a dual charge - not only do you pay for the
water you use coming in, but you also pay again as it goes out, as a
sewerage charge. Any wasted water will therefore be doubly costly.
Despite this, many companies do not
routinely monitor their water use, yet all organisations, from
manufacturers to the smallest office, could be saving money on their
bills simply through better management and awareness. In addition,
wise management of water not only offers cost savings, but can also
help demonstrate a wider commitment to minimising a company's impact
on the environment. By using water more efficiently local businesses
can help contribute to a better environment for all, including local
wildlife and their habitats.
To help companies tackle this issue
Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is holding a free water
efficiency workshop on Wednesday 17th October. The workshop, organised
in conjunction with local firm Posford Haskoning, is part of a series
of successful and well-attended environmental management workshops
PECT has organised for local businesses.
Co-ordinator of the PECT Business and Environment Scheme, will be on
hand to talk to any businesses interested in learning more about
PECT's unique management system that helps firms tackle water, energy
and waste issues. He explained " Many businesses don't realise
that water could be costing them over 1% of their turnover. There are
a number of simple and inexpensive measures that businesses can employ
to reduce water consumption and save up to 50% on their bills. This
workshop will help companies focus on what's the best approach for
them and stop sending profits down the drain"
Each attendee at the workshop will
receive a delegate pack containing free literature and advice on
minimising water use. Amongst the speakers will be Gareth Rondel,
Water Efficiency Officer for Anglian Water, who will introduce a
number of simple, low-cost initiatives to cut costs. Norman Scott from
Anglia Circuits will be relating his company's approach to efficient
water use and how membership of the PECT Business and Environment
Scheme has helped reduce water bills and improve their environmental
Any business interested in attending this
free event should contact Antony on 01733 760882.