Arqiva signs up as affiliate member of Waterwise

Waterwise is focused on reducing water consumption in the UK.

London, UK, 04 January 2021: Arqiva, the largest supplier of water metering and smart networks solutions to UK water companies, has joined Waterwise, the independent, not-for-profit UK NGO focused on reducing water consumption in the UK.

The Environment Agency recently warned that water demand could outstrip supply in the UK within the next 25 years, and as Waterwise has noted, water use in an average home is responsible for over 2.5 kg CO2 emitted every day which is around 5% of UK carbon emissions. Water efficiency has a big part to play in the UK hitting net zero.

One way to reduce this is to develop better solutions for measuring, monitoring and maintaining the supply network. As a leading provider of smart metering networks, Arqiva has an important role to play in these improvements and joins Waterwise from the start of 2021.

“We share Waterwise’s ambition to reduce water consumption in the UK. We signed our first contract with Thames Water in 2015 and since then we have been ramping up our work with the UK’s water industry. We now provide water metering and smart networks for the two largest water firms by geography and number of households.

“We look forward to adding our voice to those of other Waterwise members in campaigning for more efficient use of our natural resource. Our services for water companies can help achieve this and joining Waterwise will also provide our colleagues with opportunities to participate in the organisation’s campaigns to look at their own water usage.”

"We're really pleased to be welcoming Arqiva into the Waterwise family. Their commitment to help reduce water demand and meet the increasing challenge of water scarcity through their smart meter networks expertise fits in with our own vision at Waterwise for water to be used wisely every day, everywhere.” 

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About Waterwise

Waterwise is an independent not-for-profit campaigning organisation, and the leading authority on water efficiency in the UK. Our vision is that water will be used wisely, every day, everywhere. We receive funding from Waterwise Supporters and Affiliates across the UK water sector and beyond, and from sponsorship, research and delivery projects to help us deliver our goal. 

Please contact Stephanie.Hurry@waterwise.org.uk if you're interested in becoming an affiliate or for press requests. You can also follow @Waterwise on Twitter, @WaterwiseUK on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website: www.waterwise.org.uk

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