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.
- Install water saving aerators on faucets and reduce water usage by 50%.
- If your business uses urinals switch to Waterless Urinals and immediately stop unncessary flushing.
- Install water displacement devices in your toilet.
- Reduce your flow rates by over 60% by installing aerated showerheads.
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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