During the contract we also developed a process for undertaking water efficiency surveys as part of the water inspections. The surveys were being completed by a separate specialist contractor meaning additional visits to properties and additional costs for Wessex Water. We worked with the water efficiency team at Wessex Water to develop new working practices which allowed us to record the necessary data during the standard inspection process.
This process not only reduced visits to customer premises but also gave Wessex Water a valuable insight of water usage and enabled them to put measures in place to help prevent water wastage.
This trial was the first time Wessex Water has used a contractor for water inspections, so it was important that we shared our experience and knowledge with their teams to ensure a smoothly delivery of the project. Our team absorbed as much of the administration and day-to-day management of the inspections as possible, reducing pressure on their staff and helping to avoid any issues.
The whole project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule with the initial 142 inspections being completed in just seven weeks with over £4,000 worth of savings based on the original budget figures.>br>
In addition 764 separate non-conformities were identified and corrected throughout the contract.