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Hyde FC

HYDE, Manchester

Club Contact – Pete Ainger (Chief Executive)

Site Address :

Hyde Football Club,

Ewen Fields, Walker Lane,

Hyde, Cheshire


Starting Date: 12 March 2014

Completion Date :  20 May 2014

Pete Ainger was contacted in late 2013 regarding the water supply at Ewen Fields. Since the Manchester City Elite Development Squad started playing their home games at Ewen Fields the pitch had to be replaced. The new sand based pitch has increased Hyde’s water usage by 50% for irrigation so we looked into ways of reducing this.

Access Utilities decided that a private water supply for the pitch irrigation only, taking them off expensive mains water was the answer and in March 2014 a 60 Metre borehole was drilled and lined. Our contractors located the supply at the rear of the ground and connected up to their current tank and irrigation system.

A fixed price option for Hyde FC was agreed and they have now completed their first 12 months in service. The water quality from a natural source with fewer chemicals has improved the pitch, and the club has saved over £8,000 in the first 12 months switching to Access Utilities.

In addition, Access Utilities assisted the club into looking at historical bills where continual over payments had been made to United Utilities. They are now in the process of claiming a large rebate and reducing on-going charges.

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“It has been a pleasure to deal with Access Utilities from start to finish. There professional approach in an area we didn’t consider for savings has helped the club not only reduce the cost of water for pitch irrigation but they assisted us reducing our normal charges. They stay in continual contact and are looking to assist us in other areas to save money”