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Innovative ways to save on water through the Analysis and Reconciliation framework
12 August 2021

 Many areas of the UK are currently suffering from increased water stress, causing supply costs to rise as demand increases.

ADSM, suppliers appointed to the Hub’s Analysis and Reconciliation framework under Lot 11, have been appointed to deliver a multi-million pound grant scheme called AquaFund to support public organisations in reducing water consumption and cost in the sector by 30%.

Substantial reductions in water costs can be achieved this financial year through the availability of grant funding for any participating Public Sector organisation.

The fund is provided by utilising an ‘invest to save’ budget model that is funded purely through savings. All the investment provided therefore entails no loan or capex requirements.

In the past, organisations have usually required a budget for the necessary resource, technology and expertise to address these issues.

The AquaFund grant pays for:

  • The provision of the UK’s leading water management consultants for 60 months
  • Five year’ savings on your water retailers margin costs
  • Technical surveys of all water assets and processes across the entire estate
  • Supply and installation of cutting-edge water-saving technologies
  • Supply and installation of Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
  • Ultrasonic water analysis on supply lines
  • Support team to investigate consumption anomalies/leaks
  • Visible access to online to site consumption profiles, water bills, benchmarking and ranking for each building and supply point
  • Forensic auditing and reviews of all historical water charges levied, including all necessary consultancy work, to claim back overcharges on your bills
  • Water bureau team to validate your bills and deal with queries prior to payment
  • Ongoing cost avoidance measures to Whack-A Mole any rising consumption issues
  • Annual sustainability and humanitarian aid project reports

The AquaFund scheme has been designed for organisations to obtain the funding within 30 days, no tendering is required and minimal management input time is needed to deploy the services and make cash savings.

If you would like further information, or to engage with ADSM and the Aquafund scheme via the Analysis and Reconciliation framework, please contact Stephen Evans: business.services@eoecph.nhs.uk.