Oldham school makes huge saving on their water usage

Waterhead Academy have managed to make year-on-year energy savings of £16,000 and received a refund totalling £23,000 after asking for our help to reduce their water usage spends.

We worked with the school to identify all overcharges, including the applicability of charges for surface water and highway drainage, while conducting a thorough survey of the site. Information surrounding billing data, drainage plans, the school building and council ratings was gathered and submitted, and discussions were held with the supplier on site.

As a team, we pressed further Waterhead’s case for savings at the suppliers’ head office and were able to achieve a bill reduction of £16,000 and, by backdating the new bill, a refund of £23,000 was secured for the Academy.

Following a further inspection of the site, we anticipate that more savings can be made and information to support these claims has been submitted.

Vicky Heavens, Academy Manager at Waterhead Academy, said: “We are thrilled with the savings we have made as a result of our work with Orchard Energy, and with the overall level of customer service.

“Orchard has remained in dialogue with us throughout the process and have assessed and made recommendations around all aspects of our water consumption.”