Shell Bay Restaurant

Shell Bay Restaurant

Shell Bay Restaurant and Marine Services is owned by Jamie Farrar and located on the Isle of Purbeck, overlooking Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour and Sandbanks in Dorset. The restaurant is a seafood family restaurant and is run seasonally, opening for seven months of the year. Jamie also runs a marine services, moorings and charter business from the same location which runs throughout the year.

The challenge

Located on a peninsula, two-and-a-half miles from the nearest village, Shell Bay is in a remote setting. The site has an extensive water supply network and Jamie is responsible for a two-and-a-half mile pipeline which was installed several decades ago. The pipeline also supplies a number of other businesses including a toll booth, Bournemouth and Swanage Ferry offices, the National Trust toilets and Greenland Farm.

Looking into the future, owner Jamie could see that this could become an issue and could impact the restaurant's water usage. He got in touch with his local water company and was put in contact with business account manager Phil Sinclair. 

The solution

water2business visited the restaurant and met Jamie to provide advice and assistance on how best to manage water due to escalating costs. We assisted Jamie to map out his water network and identified a significant leak which was quickly repaired. We fitted isolation valves at key points in the network to help make further leakage detection easier.

Jamie invested in water2business Automatic Meter Reading technology which provides water meter readings and 15 minute average logged flow data on the water2business portal, allowing Jamie to continuously monitor usage. High usage alarms automatically alert Jamie to abnormal consumption which can then be quickly investigated so water costs can be controlled.

The results

Reduced water usage by nearly 80% and saved over £6,000 per year

Following a review of the data from the logger we identified that there was significant leakage. We carried out leakage assistance and repair which reduced water usage by nearly 80%.

With all the solutions in place, Shell Bay has saved over £6,000 per year from its water bill. Since the Automated 
Meter Reading system was installed further leaks have been identified and quickly repaired.

Jamie Farrar, Owner

"I would find it very difficult to leave water2business because the service has been top notch, really good."


Water efficiency tips

Small changes to the way your business operates can lead to big savings in your water bills. Fixing leaking taps, fitting water saving devices in bathrooms and purchasing efficient appliances are three ways you can cut water use and lower bills.

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