Castle Water, the UK’s leading independent business water retailer, is set to host a free live webinar to members of the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) in direct partnership with the organisation on 21st September.

The CIA is the organisation representing and advising chemical and pharmaceutical companies located across the UK. The core membership is a diverse mix of chemical and pharmaceutical companies operating within the UK. As Associate CIA Members, Castle Water’s free live briefing will discuss likely water charge increases and how businesses can mitigate impact.

In August, Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds, warned of an increase in water charges coming in April 2023. The free live briefing will discuss likely water charge increases, the impact to be expected and why given a significant degree of uncertainty six months ahead of the changes, and how businesses can mitigate impact.

With inflation for the last quarter of 2022 likely to reach 13%, the annual increase on water bills from 1 April 2023 is likely to reflect this.

There will be higher increases for customers of the four water Wholesalers that successfully challenged Ofwat’s PR19 price control and had their agreements revised: Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water, Northumbrian Water and Bristol Water. For customers of these companies, dictated by the region in which the companies are located, we expect increases of an additional 1 to 3%.

Water costs will not rise as much as energy but remain a concern for customers. During the webinar Castle Water will address some options available to businesses to help mitigate the impact of rising costs, including Water Audits that access water usage to identify inefficiencies and opportunities to reduce consumption and bills.

For more information and to book to attend the free webinar on 21 September, please click here.

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About Castle Water

Castle Water is the largest independent water retailer in the UK. We supply business water services to hundreds of thousands of nationwide companies, charities and public bodies. Castle Water are licensed providers of water services in Scotland and England; and are regulated by the Water Industry Commission for Scotland and Ofwat. Our customer services are all UK based and delivered in-house. For further information about Castle Water, visit our website: www.castlewater.co.uk.

About Chemical Industries Association

The Chemical Industries Association is the organisation representing and advising chemical and pharmaceutical companies located across the UK. Our core membership is a diverse mix of chemical and pharmaceutical companies operating within the UK. Our representation includes lobbying legislators, policy-makers and stakeholders on the issues that affect our member companies the most. We do this at UK, European and international level. For further information about the Chemical Industries Association visit cia.org.uk/About-us.