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COVID-19 update following the UK Governments easing of lockdown restrictions on the 10th May in England. We anticipate that there will continue to be a limited service for siteworks and metering jobs due to social distancing measures, changes to RAMS (Risk Assessments and Method Statements) and reduced engineer availability. Any non emergency works or work for non essential services will be assessed on a case by case basis.

From 1 April 2017, most business and public sector organisations in England are able to choose their water retailer. This is the company responsible for billing, meter readings and customer service. Customers will also be able to tailor the service they receive to fit with their own needs and request additional services such as leak detection and automated meter readings. WME has collaborated with YPO, The Energy Consortium, ESPO, NEPO, the MoD, and the government’s procurement agency, the Crown Commercial Service to bring to market the largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK.

The opening of the water market has created a unique opportunity for efficiency and collaboration. There are opportunities for organisations who want to get better value for money for the water they use, to use water more efficiently, lower bills and improve service.

A precedent for savings can be seen in Scotland, where the market is already open to competition. The public sector in Scotland reported savings of £39million over the first four year period through price discounts and new water efficiency measures.

The Public Sector Water Framework is now live and available and the framework agreement will run for 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

We will be contacting our customers to provide further information and guidance in regards the benefits of the opening of the water market and what you should do next.

Further information on the framework can be found at:

This collaborative project was a finalist in the National GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18.

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