Britain’s largest water company, Anglian Water has been awarded a Green Economy Award in the Water Efficiency category for its in-home water display.

The awards, formerly known as the Green Business Awards, recognize excellence in environmental responsibility, reconfiguration of business models around sustainability principles, and the unsung heroes of the environmental services industry.

“Helping our customers to reduce the amount of water they use is as good for their bills as it is for the environment,” commented Paul Glass from Anglian Water. “Our figures show that by switching to a meter people use between five per cent and 15 per cent less water and, on average, save about £100 a year on their water bills. With these displays, people can keep a much closer eye on their water use, which means they should be able to bring their bills down even further.”

The display was provided by British customer energy management solution provider Green Energy Options (geo).

“Working together, we help Anglian Water’s customers understand how much water they use at home, and what uses the most water,” added geo’s CEO Patrick Caiger-Smith. “This information effectively enables people to take practical steps to reduce their water usage and increase their water efficiency.”

The Green Economy Awards are sponsored by Haymarket’s Environmental Data Services Unit.