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The Scottish Water Retail Market

When it comes to business water supplies, Scotland has been something of a pioneer, opening the world’s first water retail market for businesses back in 2008, allowing non-domestic customers to choose their own water supplier for the very first time.

Now, businesses of any size can find their own supplier, as can charities and both nonprofit and public sector organisations, enabling them to sign up with a firm that best meets their specific needs, one that has experience of working within their particular sector or industry.

Wholesaler Scottish Water works with these licensed providers, with all enquiries directed to the supplier rather than the wholesaler. If you’re not sure who your licensed provider is, you can find this information out by looking at a recent bill, or find more information here.

Can your business switch water suppliers in Scotland?

If your business has been operating since before 2008 (which is when the Scottish water market first opened up) and you’ve never switched suppliers before, then you will likely find that your supplier is Business Stream (the first non-domestic retailer in Scotland), but you can easily move elsewhere if you think that they’re no longer serving you as well as you’d like.

One of the biggest benefits of the retail market is that it encourages competition, which means that organisations are able to find the cheapest business water rates, seek out better deals, make savings, enjoy better customer service and reduce water consumption by switching water supplier.

Benefits of switching include improved value for money, greater water efficiency, billing consolidation for multiple sites, cost reductions thanks to lower water and sewerage prices, and many more besides.

The process of changing retailers or setting up new water connections is a lot easier than it sounds and it typically takes around a month to complete the process.

How to switch water suppliers with SwiftSwitch

It couldn’t be simpler to find a new business water supplier in Scotland with the SwiftSwitch team at your back, supporting you every step of the way.

We do all the hard work for you, comparing all the different water charges available on the market to find you the best deals out there right now. It’s possible to save up to 30% on your water bills by switching, as well as enjoying more flexible billing options and better customer service… so it’s certainly worth investigating to see how you could benefit.

The first step you need to take when considering switching is to find out if you’re eligible. This will be fully assessed by your water retailer, but you can always do preliminary checks first to see if it’s possible. But, again, this is something we can help you with if you’re not sure.

Save up to 30% on your water bills

With Swiftswitch ‘s convenient comparison tool, simply enter your business’s postcode and receive personalised water quotes instantly.

Let’s save you some money. We’ll search the market to find you the best water rates in town!