Teignbridge District Council


saved in the first six months


saved yearly

Why AquaFund?

Based in the market town of Newton Abbot, Teignbridge District Council covers an area along the South Devon coast bordering Dartmoor and encompassing the towns of Ashburton, Dawlish and Teignmouth. The District Council signed up under the AquaFund grant scheme for water conservation services to help them save water across their entire portfolio of Council sites – including libraries, schools, sports centres, swimming pools and council offices – leading to significant financial savings too.

What We Did


Through AquaFund, ADSM provided Teignbridge District Council with the funding, resources and expertise to make water savings, without needing to source from the Council’s budget. In the first six months of the AquaFund grant scheme, Teignbridge received a saving of 20% of their total water bill.

The AquaFund grant scheme also provided the council with: water surveys and audits of all their water consuming assets; comparisons against national benchmarks to identify over-consuming sites; a water efficiency plan of action designed to ensure best-practice in water efficiency; the installation of advanced water conservation technologies to ensure that water was conserved wherever possible without affecting amenities; maintenance of technologies by ADSM on an ongoing basis; tariff negotiations; and bill validation and verification by our water bureau service. Detailed monitoring and reporting were also provided at no additional cost.

What We’re Still Doing

All the equipment needed to monitor and maintain water efficiencies was installed under the AquaFund grant scheme at no cost to the Council. After the contract period all the AquaFund installed technologies will be signed over to the Council at no additional charge.

ADSM has also put in place the measures that Teignbridge District Council needed in order to conform to environmental laws and regulations and achieve BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

“ADSM takes care of the entire estate for Teignbridge, looking at our water consumption across the board and introducing high-tech water saving measures. This includes all our offices, leisure centres and numerous public toilets. We expect to make cashable savings straight away.”

Rob Willcocks

Shared Services and Procurement Manager, Teignbridge District Council