Blackpool Council granted self-supply licence in a market first

Blackpool Council has secured its self supply licence. The local authority is now able to buy water supply and wastewater services directly from United Utilities and manage its own retail services for over 120 sites across the borough.

Like all other self supply applications and grants so far made, Blackpool has partnered with Waterscan. The water management and self supply specialist will support cost and consumption efficiency activities at the council, as well as providing retail services and code compliance assistance.

When it made the application in January, Blackpool Council estimated it would save £50,000 in year one, and up to £194,000 across three years once efficiency projects are rolled out.

It is the first local authority to apply for, and now be granted, a self supply licence.