Water efficiency audit
Adopting a systematic approach to water efficiency can cut water use by up to 30%.
Most businesses can benefit from reducing water consumption.
These simple steps can help you start saving water in your business.
Work out how much water you currently use
Carrying out a water audit is the first step in any water efficiency program.
Once you understand how much water you use, you can start to set sensible water efficiency targets.
You can work out your usage by reviewing company meter readings on your bills, or you can take your own meter readings over set periods of time.
From these you will be able to work out:
- Your average consumption
- Identify peak periods of water use
- Identify where potential savings can be made
How much does each employee use?
If you have a water meter look at your previous bills and identify the volume of water used (do not include estimated readings.) You can then work out the water use of each employee, which you can use as a benchmark for saving water.
On average, every office worker uses 50 litres of water a day while at work.
Where water is used in manufacturing processes industry standards for consumption will need to be identified.
Set targets for improvements
Once you know how much water your business uses you can use this as a benchmark to set targets for improvements.
Install water efficient devices
A quick and easy way to cut your water bill is to install water efficient devices, such as “Hippo” or “Save-a-Flush” bags in older toilet cisterns.
To find out more about how water efficient devices can benefit your business please contact us
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Install water efficient appliances
If you need a new washing machine, dishwasher or washroom suite consider buying one that will cut down on your water consumption. Visit our online shop to browse a full range of water efficient products.
Consider using non-potable water
Not all water used in a business has to be of drinking water quality. It may be cheaper to treat and recycle water that has been used in your business, rather than pay effluent and sewerage charges.
For example, non-potable or reused water can be used for irrigation, cleaning, toilet flushing and cooling.
Before implementing processes which use non-potable water you must carefully consider whether this is suitable for your business.
Educate your employees
On average, every worker uses 50 litres of water a day while at work.
Introduce water saving information, or arrange a water efficiency day, to increase awareness of the importance of using water wisely.
Things that can be done:
- Make someone responsible for regularly monitoring water consumption
- Provide communication and use notice boards, emails and leaflets to deliver water efficient messages
- Introduce water saving information, or arrange a water efficiency day, to increase awareness of the importance of using water wisely.