BUSINESSES across the Keighley district are being urged to sign-up to a pledge to save water.

Yorkshire Water, which has launched the initiative, says small changes in the workplace can make a “huge” difference.

It is estimated that the UK’s water demand will outweigh supply within the next quarter of a century.

And business usage accounts for nearly a third of all water demand in England.

Firms signing-up to the pledge are not held to a particular target, but they promise to review their usage and make efficiencies where possible.

Advice from Yorkshire Water includes checking meters regularly for any sharp rise in usage which could indicate a ‘hidden’ leak, and increasing awareness of using water wisely.

Chriss Duffy, the company’s non-household customer manager, said: “We launched the Water Saving Promise to remind businesses that reviewing the amount of water they use and trying to save a little every day can have a really positive impact on the environment – and save money.”

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