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The market for business water in England has changed.

And this is great news for small and medium sized businesses. Before now, only businesses who used over 5000m³ of water per year could switch business water supplier. 

But from April this year, nearly all businesses in England and Scotland are eligible to switch.

Want to know more? Check out our handy infographic on business water deregulation (PDF download).

Who can switch their business water supplier?


There are two factors that will determine your eligibility to switch water supplier.

  1.  Where your existing water and/or wastewater supplier is based

  2.  Whether your business premises are primarily used for business or domestic purposes


The business water market deregulation already happened in Scotland, and England has just followed suit. If your existing water and/or wastewater suppler is based in either England or Scotland, it’s likely you’ll be able to switch water supplier.

However, if your business or your current water and/or wastewater supplier is based in Wales, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to switch. You’ll only be able to switch if your business uses over 5000m³ of water per year.

On top of that, your business premises needs to be used for business purposes only. So, if you work from home, you may not be able to switch water retailer. 

What are the benefits of switching business water supplier?


So, why should you bother? Well, switching business water retailer does have its benefits. And here at Water Plus, we’ve got a few perks to offer too.

By switching to us, you could:


And you’ll also benefit from:

Want to switch your business water supplier today? Simply request a quote and we’ll tell you how much you could save on your business water bill.

Got any questions? Give us a call on 01782 409641 or send them our way via Twitter!

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