Severn Trent is helping local businesses across the region save money

9th February 2023

Businesses based across the region are being offered free water-efficiency audits, to help make sure their water facilities, such as taps and loos, are up to date and not leaking.

The initiative is part of Severn Trent’s Green Recovery programme, where it’s reaching out to businesses where it will not only check its facilities are working efficiently, but any upgrades or repairs needed, the company will fix internal leaks free of charge.

The company say a typical leaky loo or dripping tap could cost a business up to £300 a year, so wants to support local businesses to save money, while also helping to save water.

Josie Veissid, Green Recovery Project Manager at Severn Trent said: “We know that times are still challenging for customers, and for business owners, that’s no different.

“We’re well aware that many businesses are facing uncertainty and upgrading their water facilities may not be on the top of their list of priorities, which is why we’re stepping in and doing it for them, all free of charge.

“Our experts will be able to do a full ‘health’ check of the water facilities, and really make sure money’s not being wasted, and that your business is running as efficiently as possible and water tight.”

Severn Trent say businesses often lose money through urinals, as they often flush regardless of use, using water and costing money, and by installing sensors, savings of  up to £3,000 could be made depending on business size.

It also says fixing something like a leaky loo could save up to 400 litres of water a year – which is around 700 pints of water or five full bathtubs, which would be money businesses would pay for, but not be using.

“This project really is offering businesses a brilliant opportunity, as not only are we offering to do the checks and upgrades for free,” adds Josie. “We genuinely all have a really important role to play when it comes to saving water, and now we’re helping businesses to do their part to. Whether it’s from a sustainability view, or looking to save money, businesses will really benefit, so it’s a great opportunity to get involved.”

For more information, and to sign up, visit