Businesses across the North East, Essex and Suffolk are being urged to save water and help reduce their bills during the hot weather.
Northumbrian/Essex and Suffolk Water is advising business owners and employees to check that their properties are prepared and ready for the heatwave in order to save water and avoid any hidden leaks.
Advice issued by the water company includes locating stop taps in case of emergencies and having contacts of a local plumber on hand.
Although the country is heating up, businesses such as holiday parks and leisure sites in particular are being asked to be mindful of their water usage by doing simple things such as turning off the sprinklers and checking their pipework for leaks.
Colin Day, Head of Service Water Planning at Northumbrian/Essex and Suffolk Water said: “All pipework within your business boundary is your responsibility – which means it is absolutely worth protecting it to avoid unnecessary costs.
“When it gets hotter the ground moves, meaning there is more of a risk of things such as bursts and leaks happening – so it doesn’t matter what your business is, the risks of a burst pipe still apply, and there are so many easy things that you can do to help minimise this.
“As well as using water wisely, business owners can help themselves by getting familiar with the location of the internal stopcock and pipework.”
Northumbrian/Essex and Suffolk Water’s Warm Weather Checklist for Businesses: