Water Saving Tips for Business – Avoid Wasting Money Down the Drain! – Is your company taking serious steps towards safe drinking water? Not only can your business save money by saving water, but you will also help the environment by preserving the water resources on earth.
did you know Environmentalists predict that the world will face a shortage of fresh water in the next fifty years?
Of course, every company uses water differently – some industries are water guzzlers while others only use water for everyday cleaning in an office environment. This is why knowing how and when your business uses water can help you identify opportunities for appropriate savings.
Why do we save water?
- Ensure an increasingly scarce water supply.
- It has become more expensive to increase existing water supplies by building new infrastructure.
- Save on your monthly water bill.
- Reducing the amount of water withdrawn from the limited natural supply, and protecting these resources and their biodiversity.
- Reduce your company’s carbon footprint – Since water filtration and heating consume a lot of energy, reducing your water use helps reduce your energy use and also your carbon footprint.
- Create a culture of caring for the environment within your company.
By investing in sustainable technologies, you may qualify for government incentives and tax rebates.
Use your water-saving initiatives to generate positive public relations.
Water-saving tips for businesses that save you money!
Achieving reductions in water consumption comes from consistently implementing a series of measures across the organization – some quick wins combined with some long-term investments.
Get your employees involved
The most effective water saving comes from group buying. Spend a session educating your employees on why you should conserve water and ways to conserve water. Encourage them to create their own water-saving tips.
Did you know According to the Water Consumer Council, 3.1 billion liters of water were lost in England and Wales every day in 2016/7?
Any leaking faucet or pipe wastes water and costs money! The best time to check for leaks is on the weekend or at night when the water is not being used. Walk around the facility regularly to check each faucet and fixture for leaks and get it fixed as quickly as possible. Encourage your employees to immediately report any leaks they notice.
You should also make sure that the relevant personnel knows where the supply piping runs and where the shut-off valves are located. If a pipe suddenly bursts, a team member can quickly shut off the power supply to avoid waste.
Knowledge is Power
Record your monthly bills and consumption so you can detect any usage spikes and see why they are happening. You can also install a smart water meter to provide real-time consumption data and analysis. Knowing how you use (or waste) water is the best way to learn how to save it.
Long-Term Savings Investments
Installing technologies and devices can help you save water in the long run. Installation examples include:
- Irrigation system with sensors to control outdoor water use
- Low flow limiters in showers and faucets
- Urinals without water
- Urinal controls
- Efficient flush toilets
- Sensor or automatic taps
- Effective faucets and showers
- Rainwater collection device
Recycling infrastructure that allows the use of gray water or rainwater
Many of these water-saving technologies are easier and cheaper to install than you might think while offsetting the time and cost with long-term (and immediate) savings. You may qualify for sustainable technologies tax credits.
Now is the time to become a water-wise!
Implementing these quick wins and water efficiencies over the long term can help your business conserve Earth’s most important resource – and save money in the process.