Water: Welcome For NI Water's 4% Cut In Bills
Manufacturing Northern Ireland has welcomed the announcement by NI Water that bills for non-domestic customers will fall by 4% from April 2014. This comes on foot of a small decrease in 2013 and we would hope that NI Water continue to make efficiencies which will result in further decreases in coming years.
This is good news for business, particularly those in the food sector who require a large volume of clean water in their processes which includes regularly washing down machinery.
Most manufacturing companies are usually charged twice for water. Clean water in and a further cost for discharge back into the water system.
Today’s announcement will help narrow the competitiveness gap which local manufacturers have in export markets. We would like to see similar efficiencies being taken by all utilities and our Executive to help create the most competitive region in Europe to start, sustain and invest in business thus creating wealth and work.