5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Water Usage

With water prices consistently hitting record new highs, there is more of an incentive than ever to reduce water usage within your business. When time is taken to stop and evaluate it, many companies are shocked at how much water they are wasting.

By following the water conserving tips laid out below, you can improve efficiency and make sure you don’t pay any more than necessary. Not only will they help your company’s bottom line, but you will be helping the environment as well.


1. Identify leaks

Even a small leak can have a significant impact on your water usage. A dripping pipe may seem like a small amount of water when you look at it, but keep in mind that water is being wasted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Toilets are a common source of leaks. These leaks can be silent, and you would never know there was an issue. Fortunately, it’s easy to check. Just put a few drops of food colouring in the tank of your toilet and don’t flush for an hour. If there is dye in the bowl after an hour, you have a leak. Fixing it will save a surprising amount of water. Once the repair has been made, make sure to check again for a leak to confirm it’s all fixed.


Identifying and repairing leaky pipes is a more complicated process and requires an audit from H2O Building Services. Although this sounds more complicated, it’s it’s best to have leaks addressed as soon as possible.


2. Water recycling

Harvesting rainwater is one great way to reduce your business’s reliance on mains water for tasks that don’t necessarily need potable water, such as washing company vehicles or flushing toilets. If you want to take an additional step, you can add filtration and water treatment systems to allow for further on-site water recycling.


3. Water efficient plumbing fixtures

Using low-flow and water efficient products is another way to cut down on water usage. Toilets, sinks, and showers all have low-flow counterparts that consume less water than traditional models. Even small investments like a tap aerator can dramatically cut down on water usage. A water efficient toilet will use just 4 to 6 litres of water per flush instead of the traditional 13 litres.


4. Shut off water at night

Having a convenient water shut-off valve can mean a lot of extra water is saved while your business is closed for the evening. Perhaps you need to leave some water running in your business and can’t shut everything off, but a quick walkthrough to ensure no taps are left running and turning off urinals so they aren’t flushing all night is an easy way to cut down on overnight water use.


5. Get a water audit

Getting a professional water consultant to take an independent look at your business water usage can help identify even further areas for savings. They can also help tailor a custom water plan for your business. H2O Building Services has been helping businesses minimise their water charges for over 30 years. Send them a message today and see what they can do to help reduce your business water costs.

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