brendan ses, Author at SES Water | Water Management & Leak Detection | Ireland

Chlorination of New & Old Water Mains

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This year we have developed a new service to offer which involves safeguarding water supplies by removing most bacteria and viruses which can be found in newly constructed water mains. With considerable research and investment we are able to provide chlorination services with extremely high accuracy while insuring every measure is taken to safeguard the health of people and the environment.

Since we began offering the service we have gained experience in a large number of projects varying in complexity and scale. This includes completion of works for consulting engineers, construction companies and county council across the country.

Chlorination Equipment

Before initiation of works onsite for a project all the necessary calculation are completed and documentation is reviewed. A lot of factors have to be taken into consideration to ensure that a line is safely chlorinated and because of this our engineers and technicians are highly trained and this includes identification of risks and hazards.

On completion of works we provide how the chlorination process has performed in the form of a detailed report. This report includes the results of the biological tests carried out by an independent and Irish Water authorised laboratory. Also included in the report are the primary steps taken for that specific project.

 

Leak Protection/Detection this winter

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As we begin to get ready for the oncoming cold winter, its important to be mindful of protecting our homes.  Many  problems can arise over the winter period in the form of underground leaks, leaks from heating systems and burst water pipes which can cause serious damage, cost and inconvenience.  It is also important to remember other homes that may have tenants or holiday homes which are left unoccupied for long periods. Domestic Leak Detection. If you suspect a leak, the source of the leak must be found and repaired. Prior to calling your plumber give Smart Energy Systems a quick call to discuss your problem, we may be able to help pinpoint the location of your leak, which will minimize the floor space that you will have to take up. It can be hard to find the source of Water Leaks, because the water may travel along a pipe from the leak before it drips out. Our technicians are trained to spot the identifying factors for locating the exact spot where the leak began and carry with them a range of Leak Detection Equipment that will help trace and locate the position of the water leak. To find and fix the source of a leak, or for any advice in relation to conserving water, please feel free to contact us today. How to be prepared this winter. Make sure that all exposed water pipes and tanks  are properly and adequately insulated. Consider purchasing frost protection cables. If you suspect your pipes are frozen, use a hot water bottle or hairdryer (keeping it well away from any water) on low heat will assist in achieving a gradual defrost. Always start from the end nearest to the tap. NEVER use a naked flame to thaw it out. During severe freezing temperatures try leaving the heating on constantly at a low heat. Open the attic trap door to allow heat into the attic. Inspect your cold water tank regularly. Know where your main stop valve is located and make sure you can turn it on/off. Repair dripping taps and toilets. Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Purchase a stopcock cosy to cover your external stockcock. Turn off the domestic water supply if your home is being left for a long period. Have the Smart Energy Systems number handy (tel: 0818 288 050) and call us or contact us (info@smartenergysystems.ie) if you have any concerns or suspect a leak.

Businesses encouraged to invest in water scarcity projects

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source edie newsroom

Business leaders are being called on to address global water challenges by investing in projects that tackle scarcity and secure the world’s most precious resource.

Coinciding with this week’s World Water Week, a new report, Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments, introduces a framework to compare and evaluate water scarcity initiatives, which intends to allow business leaders and policy makers to quickly grasp the associated costs and potential impact that can be delivered. 

Prepared by Arup for the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), the report aims to encourage financial and political support at all levels of society, as well as provide insights into options for tackling water scarcity.

2030 Water Resources Group executive director, Anders Berntell, said: “This report provides a foundation for informed, collaborative decision making between the public and private sector; between government and finance and between local communities and city, regional and national authorities”.

The report also recommends giving prioritisation to projects which focus on reducing consumptive use of water; developing mechanisms and incentives which help reduce consumptive use and prioritisation of interventions that deliver the greatest basin level benefit at the lowest unit cost.

According to 2030 WRG’s, there will be a 40% gap between supply and demand for freshwater by 2030.

This growing gap between safe freshwater supply and water demand is “forcing the world to tackle the issue from a new and more collaborative perspective”, says 2030 WRG.

This includes cooperation between the government to provide appropriate policies and regulations, the private sector to provide innovation and technology, and civil society to provide inputs from the users.

Lead author of the report and Arup associate for Water, Mark Tindale, said: “Water affects every aspect of our lives – from personal health and well-being; through to the food we eat; products we buy; the shape of our towns and cities and economic and international development”.

“The challenge in preparing the publication has been establishing a simple mechanism to evaluate and compare the impact of a wide range of initiatives on river basin level water scarcity and communicate this in a manner that enables business leaders and policy makers to bring about meaningful change,” added Tindale.

Leigh Stringer

 

SUMMER SAVING; Do you know how much water you are using on a daily basis?

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Save water this summer and do your bit for the environment.

Saving water is critical during the long summer months and families can conserve water in many different ways.  From making simple everyday changes to purchasing water efficient appliances, its easy to save water and protect our local environment.

The first step in reducing water use is change the way we do carry out daily activities, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, making sure to run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine, fixing leaks right away, and watering the lawn or plants just enough to keep them healthy.

The second step is to make hardware changes by replacing old, water wasting faucets, showerheads and toilets to more efficient models and eco-friendly options.

In most cases the bathroom and kitchen areas are the largest users of water and something as simple as a dripping tap or leaking toilet can waste thousands of litres per year!

Here are some examples of outlets with high water use;

Showers – using an average shower time of 8 minutes, electric and power showers can use anything from 100 to 120 litres of water.  Simple and easy to install without compromising on performance, our low flow showerheads can reduce this by 60%.    Buy a shower timer and monitor your use – A timer on your shower is an effective way to reduce showering times. Shorter shower times is a great way to use less water and energy.

Cisterns – standard at 9 or 12 litres a flush.  That’s is lot of water to flush down the toilet, however if you install a water displacement bag you will save 3 litres of water every time you flush.

Taps – bathroom and kitchen taps can dispense huge volumes of water per minute which not only wastes water but also energy to heat the water.  Install water saving aerators for as little as €4.50 each and save upto 50% at the sink.

Urinals – can flush every 5 to 15 minutes automatically depending on the setting and can use as much as 1500 litres per day, every day!  Go Waterless with the Smart Retrofit System and save 100% of water immediately.

Heating system leaks – if you think you have a leak get it seen to immediately.  Prior to calling your plumber give us a quick call to discuss your problem, we may be able to help pinpoint the location of your leak which will minimize the floor space that you will have to take up.

Toilet leaks – worn, old and poorly made toilet flappers can leak undetected, allowing water to continuously flow down the drain.  Dye tables are used to identify leaks and can save thousands of gallons of water annually.

Rainwater – for every inch of water that falls on a surface of 1000sq ft it is possible to collect approx. 600 gallons of water !  Our Rainwater butts are the cheapest around and ship free to anywhere in Ireland.

Order on line today at www.watersavingproducts.ie or call us on 0818 288 8050.

Start today – save everyday.

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World Water Day 2013

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In the run up to World Water Day 2013 its important that businesses do their bit to help save this precious resource.

Depending on the size of your business and the prices in your area, water conservation can mean saving hundreds and even thousands of Euro’s each year so make sure you have a water-saving strategy in place.

A good first step to save water in the workplace is to carry out an overall assessmnet of water consumption.  Perform a detailed inspection of faucets, toilets and any other equipment that uses water.

Look for leaks and make repairs or replace as needed.  If you suspect a large leak, the source of the leak must be found and repaired.  Prior to calling your plumber give Smart Energy Systems a call to discuss your problem, we may be able to help pinpoint the location of your leak, which will minimize the floor space that you will have to take up.

Set up regular inspections and maintenace.  If your water facilities are complex contact Smart Energy Systems and we will carry out a water audit and advise on where savings can be made.

Replace old or inefficient equipment – immediate saving on water will be realised.

As the costs of bringing water to a potable/drinking standard is increasing all the time, consider Rainwater Harvesting for your company.

Draft a water-use policy and involve employees by asking them for suggestions.  Invite a representative from Smart Energy Systems to come and speak with employees and offer suggestions for saving water.

Sponsor a community water conservation project.

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Small businesses set to benefit from mammoth water meter roll-out

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25 February 2013, source edie newsroom Conor McGlone.

At least 20% of the 1,600 jobs created by Irish Water’s domestic water metering programme will be given to people from small local businesses and the unemployed, it was announced today.

In addition, the social inclusion commitment, which will form part of the regional management contractor’s contracts, will include the requirement that 5% of the jobs created will be apprentices, graduates or school leavers.

The metering programme starts in July 2013 and will run until September 2016, during which time over one million meters will be installed in homes across the country.

Ireland’s Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government Phil Hogan said the programme would benefit small businesses and ensure that skilled workers are given an opportunity to re-enter the workforce.

The Irish Water metering programme will create up to 2,000 jobs including 1,600 on the ground installing meters and 400 in Irish Water’s call centre supporting the programme.

Hogan said: “Irish water will install 27,000 meters per month, which is a challenging target but deliverable by having local crews working on the ground. The commitment is to focus on developing a world class national water infrastructure that meets the needs of a growing population in a socially inclusive and sustainable manner.”