What is mixed usage?
Some business customers may use water services at a premises for both business and domestic purposes. This is called mixed usage. Mixed use premises may include farms with a farmhouse, B&Bs, or retail units with residential accommodation located above them.
- Business water use includes usage within offices, hairdressers, restaurants, industry and agriculture.
- Domestic water use is the personal use of water within a household.
Business water charges apply to the water you use for business purposes over and above the standard domestic allowance previously set by your Local Authority. Visit our Business charges page for more information on charges in your area.