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Change Water Supplier
One of the best ways to go about saving money on your water bills is to consider changing your water supplier.
Doing so means you’ll be able to take full advantage of the latest deals available on the market, as well as enjoying a higher level of customer service and finding a retailer that has specific experience and industry knowledge that relates to you and your business.
You may find that you’re able to make some very significant savings on your water bills simply by making the switch to a different supplier, potentially as much as ten per cent – or maybe even more!
You could even find that you’re in line for a refund if you’ve been overcharged in the past and this is something else that the switching process can reveal.
So, if you have been wondering lately if you can, indeed, change your water supplier – the good news is that yes, you can! And the even better news is that it takes hardly any time to do and you could be sitting pretty with your new supplier in as little as four weeks’ time. What more could you ask for?
Who can change water supplier?
The first step you need to take when thinking about switching supplier is to find out if you’re eligible to switch or not. You have to be a non-domestic customer in order to make the move, whether you’re a business, charity or public sector organisation.
Your eligibility will be fully assessed by your water retailer, but you can always carry out checks yourself to see if that’s the case. Industry watchdog Ofwat has an eligibility guide you can use to find out if you’re eligible for switching.
The retail water market in England opened up back in April 2017, allowing businesses of all shapes and sizes to choose their water supplier for the first time.
However, because the market is still in its infancy and there are new retailers joining all the time, it can be a tricky landscape to navigate if you’ve never done it before. How are you supposed to know which retailer is the one for you?
How to change business water supplier
Before you consider switching, it can be useful to build up a more in-depth understanding of what your water usage and consumption habits are across your site, as well as finding out more about the deal you’re currently on.
Once you’ve started to build up a picture of your business water footprint, you can then start investigating the different retailers to see which one might be a good fit for you. Once you’ve picked the one you think is right, you can then come to an agreement with them and away you go.
If you’re finding it all a little confusing, however, and aren’t sure where to start, we can certainly help you throughout the process and make sure that you find the best deal for you and your operations.
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What happens after you change water suppliers?
Once you’ve put in a request to switch suppliers, you’ll have a seven-day cooling-off period while your request is processed, during which time you can change your mind. You don’t have to provide the retailer in question with a reason for backing out of the process.
If you do decide to forge ahead and your request is processed successfully, your current retailer will then issue you with a final bill and your next invoice will be sent by your new supplier.
Which new water retailers are available?
There are various different water retailers you can consider switching to. These include:
- business stream
- Castle Water
- Everflow Utilities
- First Business Water
- Olympus Water
- Regent Water
- ses Business water
- Smarta Water
- The Water Retail Company
- Water 2 Business
It’s important to do due diligence into your chosen retailer so you can rest assured that you’re working with a reputable company.
How can SwiftSwitch help?
We can take all the hassle out of switching in one fell swoop, doing all the hard work on your behalf so that you can focus on the running of your business, safe in the knowledge that we’re on your side, sourcing the most competitive deals and the best retailers to suit your specific needs.
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of switching, get in touch with the team today to see how we can help you reduce your bills and improve your water footprint in just four short weeks.