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Being water efficient means your business benefits from:
savings in increased operational efficiency and energy and reduced production and on-site water treatment costs
reduced effluent volumes due to less water consumption and, in many cases, lower effluent treatment or disposal costs
a good return on investment on recycling and reusing water investments
reduced carbon footprints and better corporate social responsibility.
We can offer:
water efficiency audits - we can run a health check in your business to identify inefficiencies and potential savings
smart meters enable you to measure your water use as often as every 15 minutes and can help to identify leaks or inefficiencies
a tailored programme developed by us can help you to manage your water consumption and reach targets
benchmarking is a useful management tool to set realistic targets and use key performance analysis to see how your business measures against peers
expert advice from our team about the latest concepts in water efficiency including water saving devices and recycling tools.
Water saving tips
Small changes to the way your business operates can lead to big savings in your water bills. The following ideas could help:
Just one small drip on a single tap could waste four litres of water a day. Renew washers and consider installing water saving taps to reduce water use further.
Spray taps or those fitted with push tops or infrared controls can cut water consumption by up to 50%.
Ensure that all appliances such as dishwashers are used on their most water efficient settings. When replacing equipment, look for low water usage models displaying the ECO symbol.
Fitting water saving devices in toilets or shower areas will help to cut water consumption, eg, a Save-a-Flush bag could save up to three litres per flush and fitting low volume shower heads could cut water usage by 50% in these areas.
Automatic flushing systems on urinals could be using upwards of 850 litres of water a day. Fitting a control device would restrict flushing to times when the premises are being used. If you plan to refit your urinal area, consider waterless devices.
With the support of your staff, your business can reduce water and costs. Staff training and setting water usage targets are two ways to foster greater involvement and improve your company's environmental performance.
Make sure the key people in your business know where water supply pipes and shut off valves are located.
Checking meter readings during quiet times, eg, at night will help to identify whether there are any leaks on your network. A leaking pipe can waste as much as 5,500 litres a year so a quick fix will keep costs under control.
Sprinklers and hosepipes can use 1,000 litres of water an hour - fit trigger nozzles to hosepipes to reduce water use. Better still consider rainwater collection systems or plant species more tolerant of arid conditions.
If you use water to clean plant, machinery, equipment or commercial vehicles, look into installing the most effective washing systems but don't overlook the environmental impact of using potentially polluting degreasants or detergents.
Investing in water saving devices can cut your business' water use dramatically - one device could lower it by as much as 98%! Find out about the devices we would recommend if you want to cut your water consumption - and your water bills too.
With only two days until more businesses open their doors to the public, we have put together a handy blog with our advice for keeping you and your customers safe and your water quality in top notch condition.