Do You Have Any Idea How Much Water You Use At Work?

When it comes to commercial water saving, knowing how much water you use and how much you’re potentially wasting is the first step towards conservation – which, as time goes on, is becoming an increasingly pressing global issue.


It can be difficult to track water usage, however, which is why you might find it beneficial to consider installing a water meter on site somewhere so you can identify spikes in usage and see where savings can potentially be made. The added benefit of doing this is that you should also see a drop, sometimes quite a significant one, in your water bills.


New research from the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS), published in time for this year’s Water Saving Week that took place between April 29th and May 3rd, revealed that 24 per cent of Brits have no idea just how much water they use… and it’s likely to be higher than you might well think.


Did you know, for example, that the average household in the UK uses 350 litres of water a day? But people guessed that their family uses just 157 litres, which is an underestimation of 55 per cent.


“Although more than half (53 per cent) of UK homes now have a water meter, research shows that people are still not giving a huge amount of thought to their water usage at home, even if it could save them money and help the environment. There is still a long way to go in convincing most households to be more conscious of their water consumption.


“Many water companies give away water efficiency products to customers for free, yet 47 per cent don’t have any kind of water saving device at home. Products such as toilet leak detection strips, shower timers and cistern displacement devices can save litres of valuable water, and WRAS supports the use of compliant plumbing products that use technology to automatically reduce water and energy consumption, without people even noticing a difference,” managing director of WRAS Julie Spinks said.


If you want to find out more about automated meter reading and how it can save you both water and money, get in touch with the H2O Building Services team today.


This is a technique that allows us to monitor the water usage on your site continuously so that we can spot issues quickly and bring in any water-saving solutions as appropriate, depending on how your requirements change over time.


The water meter, once installed, will measure the water flow on an hourly basis to look for sudden spikes and see if there’s a problem, such as a water leak. Benefits include a positive return on investment in a matter of weeks, more accurate billing, faster identification of leaks and reduced water consumption over time.