The start of a new year often leads us to make resolutions in our personal lives, but it’s also a great time to make positive changes at our place of work - particularly when those changes can mean a smoother and more cost effective year ahead. Here are five simple suggestions to make your business more water savvy in 2017.

1. Nip leaks in the bud

As even a slowly leaking tap could waste up to 3,600 gallons of water per year, resolving to make the little repairs you’ve been too busy to deal with could enable your business to make significant savings. Check around your site for drips – leaks in key areas such as taps, ball valves and stopcocks should be dealt with swiftly to prevent them from developing into a more serious problem. See our handy infographic for more information on how to make some small changes today

2. Prevent future disruption

While Christmas may be over, winter certainly isn’t. In fact, January is the worst month for storm damage. This means that protecting your business from harsh winter weather should still be a priority. Don’t worry - there’s still time to do some simple checks and repairs, such as replacing missing roof tiles and lagging pipes, which should ensure that your business avoids the damage that can arise from ice, snow and flooding. For our top three tips to getting watertight, click here.

3. Prepare for changes to the water market

The water market opens in England on 1st April 2017 and it’s important to make sure that your business is ready for the changes. For the first time, you’ll have the power to consolidate your accounts across multiple sites for both water and wastewater services. If you’re not sure what this means to your business, or how to make the most of the opportunities which will become available, now is the time to find out; we’ve created a jargon-free site dedicated to helping businesses find out more about the open water market. 

4. Take advantage of payment options

With a range of payment options available, it’s important to make sure you’re making the most of the benefits. At SES we offer our customers flexible payment, direct debit and online billing options. If you choose to pay by online direct debit, we’ll also give you a £5 bill credit to say thank you. To find out more click here.

5. Call in the experts

If you’ve resolved to improve your business’ water practices in 2017, we’d be happy to help you! Talk to one of our experts today by calling 01737 785842 or emailing