How to make your business more water efficient

Finance and support for water efficiency


The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables you to deduct the whole cost of your investment in water-saving technologies and products from your profits in the tax year that you make the purchase. The scheme is available to businesses that pay UK corporation tax or income tax, and that have enough profits for the allowance to be written off against.

You can claim the allowance when you buy any of the products that appear on the water technology list (WTL). The WTL includes water efficient products from taps to industrial cleaning and leak detection equipment.

Manufacturers and suppliers that wish to include their products on the WTL must meet certain qualifying criteria. The WTL symbol can be used to promote products for sales and marketing purposes.

For more information about buying or supplying water efficient products eligible for ECAs, see Enhanced Capital Allowances for efficient technologies.

Invest Northern Ireland offers consultancy support for businesses to manage and implement resource efficiency projects, and runs a water efficiency programme.

Practical water efficiency advice

You can download Invest NI's practical water efficiency guide for businesses (PDF, 957K).