The Consumer Council has partnered with UFU and NIAPA to encourage farms to get advice to help them save money on their farm water bills. They encourage farmers to get advice on what can be done to maximise water efficiency and lower the cost of water bills.
‘Every Drop Counts’ is an initiative which was being promoted at the Balmoral Show.
Aodhan O’Donnell, Interim Chief Executive of the Consumer Council said;
“We are here to help farms as well as individual consumers. We can assist with billing queries, provide information on water efficiency and check that farms are getting the correct allowances. The domestic water allowance for example is worth over £500 each year and can be back-dated up to six years.
The Consumer Council can also investigate unresolved complaints on behalf of farms in relation to water and other utilities. We recently managed to achieve a billing reduction of £3,637 on behalf of a farm after it disputed its NI water bill. Anyone wanting to find out more about the assistance we offer should call us, visit our website or find us at the various agricultural shows we’ll be attending throughout the summer months,”
Click here to visit the Consumer Council website which has a number of resources available to help farms including online water usage calculators and guides such as, ‘Every Drop Counts.’