• by Karma Loveday

Take off for Heathrow and Affinity for business water partnership


Europe’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, has switched its sewerage supply to Affinity for Business.

Under a five year deal, Affinity for Business, which already provided clean water to the Heathrow estate, will now provide both services and work with the airport in partnership on a long-term, shared commitment towards more sustainable water usage.

Home to over 400 separate companies and employing over 76,000 people locally, Heathrow is one of the largest private water networks in Europe. Operating within a highly populated and water stressed area, Heathrow understands the increasing pressures on water resources. Its core priority was to work with a partner who can not only manage the clean and waste water service effectively, but who is also able to work as a true partner when it comes to addressing the sustainability challenges of the entire Heathrow estate.

The new partnership will have Affinity for Business and Heathrow exploring its asset management strategy and finding innovative ways to reduce the overall water requirement. This will include the reduction of potable water waste, along with the introduction of non-treated water recycling schemes.

Keith Lockhart, categories manager, utilities at Heathrow said: “As a busy airport, Heathrow is one of the biggest consumers of water in the local area and we have a duty to act responsibly and sustainably when it comes to its use. Affinity for Business are not only a reliable partner that get the basics right, they also share our values and goals when it comes to great service and a sustainable future. We believe they will meet the challenges presented by our ambitious sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0."


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