Agriculture

The high-volume demands of agriculture mean you need a water and energy partner with the expertise and experience to add real value to your operation.

The amount of water involved in agriculture is significant.  According to Defra, the total volume of water used in agriculture, through mains water use and direct abstraction is around 180 million m3 per year (Defra, 2011). Irrigation of field crops accounts for 42% of this total, followed closely by drinking water for livestock at 40%.

food agriculture waterEffective water management is crucial to the agricultural sector as it helps to reduce costs, improves operational efficiency, maintains compliance and secures future resilience.

Our expert team can advise you on how agricultural water use and costs can be reduced by improving the efficiency with which water is used. We can offer a range of services, such as:

Water auditing and benchmarking

We can conduct a water audit to establish where, when and how much water is being used; and what can be done to improve your water efficiency. This audit can also be used as a benchmark to assess performance against that of other agricultural businesses.

Water strategy

We can help you understand:

  • The risks to your business if water becomes less available
  • How plan and prepare for these risks to maintain the profitability of your business
  • How to invest over a extended timescales to protect your business.

How to stop leaks

It is estimated that a leak of one litre per minute raises water consumption by the same amount as increasing a dairy herd by 25 animals. Our Leakage Find & Fix service team can detect a leak(s) and carry out a repair promptly and efficiently, and with minimum disruption to your business.

Water technologies

We’re experts in efficiency and can suggest innovative ways to reduce your agricultural water consumption in key areas such as:

  • More efficient irrigation techniques
  • Creating or extending farm reservoirs
  • Housing and adopting new production techniques
  • Treated wastewater
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Boreholes or surface sources.

Our agricultural customers trust us to deliver savings, reduce consumption and ensure supply continuity. And because we understand the needs and expectations of your sector – whatever the scale of your operation – you will receive outstanding customer service and support every step of the way.

Contact us to to see how we can help your business.

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