Commercial Water Saving: 8 Top Tips To Save Water At Work
A top priority for any business, no matter what industry they’re in, will always be saving money however and wherever they can. Sometimes the way is clear and other times it requires a little bit of planning, forethought – and training and education.
Regularly evaluating the way you run your estate is a must, so you can see what your overheads are and where you can claw back a bit of cash. Looking into commercial water saving can prove to be really beneficial for all companies, as it’s highly likely that you are wasting water somewhere throughout your business, whether it’s as a result of a leak or misuse of this vital resource by your members of staff.
Here are just a few ways you could save water at work over the next 12 months.
Identify any water leaks
Paying for lost water makes no commercial sense so call out us here at H2O Building Services to come and do a water leak detection test to find leaks of any size. Repair work can then be carried out as appropriate.
Invest in more eco-friendly toilets
Toilet flushing makes up a lot of water usage in the workplace, especially if your business is open to members of the public. Do some research into the different types of toilet available and pick one with a dual flush facility. This uses a lot less water than more traditional toilets so could reduce water usage quite dramatically.
Ditch the dishwasher
Unless you’ve got an awful lot of people on the payroll, having a dishwasher may be a waste of money. You can save lots of water by washing plates by hand in the sink instead, or even by swapping out your old dishwasher for a new more efficient one.
This is the process of collecting and storing rainwater on your roof area. This is then filtered and reused instead of mains water for applications like toilet flushing, laundry and process water, and vehicle washing. You can reduce your water bills and your water consumption, so perhaps look into this over the coming months.
Install a water fountain
It’s important that your workers keep themselves hydrated but running the tap to let the water get cold is wasteful and will cost you money. Instead, install a water fountain that produces cold water immediately and you reduce the potential for waste straightaway.
You can fit aerators to taps that will spread out the stream of water, which will help to prevent splashes and water wastage.
It’s also essential that you train your members of staff on the importance of water efficiency and how this can be achieved. Consider setting up water usage targets and try to get everyone involved to really help benefit this business this year.
Prioritise site maintenance
You should know where the shut off valves to your pipes are and always check meters at night to help monitor leakage Also protect pipes against cold weather to prevent bursts in winter.