UK Commercial Water Licence Set to Save £300 million

Posted: Friday 27th May 2016

A new public sector water licence has been awarded to AquaFund and is set to reduce the Government's water bill by 30% per annum.

The multi-million pound AquaFund grant has five key objectives: reduce current UK water consumption by 250 million tonnes per annum, provide funding for a range of managed services; provide funding for the installation of state-of-the-art water saving equipment, deliver sustainable water supplies and take 170,000 people out of water poverty in the world's poorest countries.

A pan-European wide search was conducted to find the optimum grant funding source for the UK-led initiative, to ensure best value and maximum savings could be obtained for the public sector. Prior to the launch, the grant model was extensively tested over a three year period in the NHS, University and Local Government sectors and exceeded the projected financial and environmental objectives.

The AquaFund Grant pays for all equipment and importantly the managed services necessary to deliver substantial water and cost savings, over a period of five years - without the need for any investment from participating organisations. Private sector organisations can also apply for grants through AquaFund.

Access to the fund can be made by visiting and obtaining the grant allocation number.Grants can range from £150,000-600,000 and most organisations can see water and cost reductions within just 12 weeks. The scheme provides demonstrable cash savings to all participants.

Organisations can access their funding directly by contacting AquaFund on 01753 833 880 or email

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