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United scores at Hampden with water savings

Hampden ParkScotland’s national football stadium, Hampden Park, has cut its water consumption by 35% and saved £40,000 after signing up with United Utilities Scotland.

The 52,000-seater stadium appointed the firm as its preferred water supplier in November 2014, in one of the most high-profile transfers since the introduction of competition to the Scottish non-domestic water market in April 2008.

United installed automated meter reading (AMR) devices to help Scotland’s home of football track its water use against occupancy and identify any anomalies and spikes.

The loggers, which automatically collect data every 15 minutes, showed that urinals operated by automatic flushing were using water at the same frequency for 50,000 people as 200. The AMR devices also identified a leak in the pitch water irrigation system, which was adding to the ground’s water bill.

Tony McHardy, sales director at United, said: “We’ve worked closely with Hampden to deliver immediate cost savings and ongoing management of the site’s water consumption.

“The water market is entering a new period of maturity, with more organisations looking at their options. This approach with Hampden underlines our commitment to helping Scottish businesses cut their water use, understand consumption and ultimately save money.”

Peter Dallas, managing director at Hampden Park, said: “Working with United Utilities has made us smarter about water use and efficiency. In addition, we have experienced excellent customer service, with one point of contact and accurate billing.

“In the running of a major venue, it is reassuring to know that our water is in good hands, enabling us to concentrate on other areas of the business.”

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