The Rippleffect: water efficiency for businesses

The Rippleffect: water efficiency for businesses

The Rippleffect provides your business with a straightforward and structured approach to help you to:

  • understand how much water your business uses;
  • identify simple ways to start saving water and money;
  • measure the water and cost savings that you have made; and
  • learn about 'quick win' water saving devices.

For example, installing urinal flush controls typically saves around 70% of  water used for flushing. One organisation saved £1,300/year in water and sewerage costs by installing a passive infrared (PIR) sensor.  With an installation cost of around £960, a payback of just over 8 months was achieved.

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What is included in the Rippleffect?

The Rippleffect support package provides a wealth of free advice and support to help your business to save money by using water more efficiently.  By registering for the Rippleffect you will have access to:

  • online training modules;
  • online videos;
  • guides and case studies; and
  • online tools.
How are the modules structured?

There are five online training modules packed with advice providing a step-by-step approach to help reduce water use at your business:

  1. Data collection
  2. Developing your action plan
  3. Implementation
  4. Securing commitment
  5. Reporting and recognition

Each module provides you with the information and tools you need to make effective water and cost savings.

How to proceed

Once you've registered, the modules will be available for you to use so that you can proceed at your own pace. If you are new to water efficiency, we recommend you progress through one module every two weeks. This will enable you to put into practice the advice given at each stage. 

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What do previous users say about the Rippleffect?

So far the Rippleffect has provided advice and information to more than 2,000 businesses on how to use water more efficiently and save money:

I have just completed working through the modules and have thoroughly enjoyed the process. My understanding of water usage is vastly improved as a result of this course, so I would like to thank you for the opportunity and congratulate you on a fantastic course, both in terms of content and presentation.”
- Sandra Norval, DORMA UK Ltd

“The Rippleffect website has been fantastic and I am using it extensively.”
- Company offering serviced apartments in London


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Please note: the general telephone and email helpline service will no longer be available from the end of July 2014; instead there will be an enhanced Help centre on our website with guidance, tools, answers to a wide range of queries and further contact details.