During the past two decades, water use in the home has been increasing, with forecasts indicating that this upward trend is set to continue.
In recent years, businesses in the UK have also become more aware of the financial impact of water wastage, and its link to carbon emissions.
In order to address the upward trend in England and Wales, the Government set out its 2030 goal of reducing individual water usage in the home to 130 litres per person per day from its current level of around 150 litres. To support this, Ofwat has set Water Efficiency savings targets to run initially to 2015, and requiring a contribution from both household and non-household customers. The following statutory obligations also apply to the water company:
to promote water efficiency to its customers
to provide information to customers on how to use water more wisely
to contribute to improving the evidence base for water efficiency
RPS provides the following Water Efficiency Services:
Meter Data Logging & Analysis
Water Usage Benchmarking
External & Internal Leakage Detection
Water Efficiency Site Audits
Water Efficient Device Installations (including retro-fit)
Project Management & Reporting