What can I do to reduce my water usage?
There are several things you can consider when reducing your business’ water usage.
Replace taps within your premises with spray taps
They reduce the volume of water coming out of the tap without diminishing pressure quality. Replacing toilets with dual-flush toilets can save thousands of litres of water a year, providing a large opportunity for saving money within your business whilst also being more sustainable.
If you have old plumbing fixtures, you can lose up to 20 gallons of water daily due to a dripping faucet, which is damaging not only to your organisation’s finances but also wasteful to the environment. Therefore, installing low-flow or spray taps and low-flow toilets will improve the efficiency of your plumbing system.
Get your staff on board with reducing water consumption
Every member of your team and even visitors to your organisation should take an interest in reducing water consumption. Staff may benefit from an awareness training exercise surrounding this topic to educate them on everyday habits to reduce water consumption.
This could include:
- correct faucet running time
- smart water habits with the use of reusable water bottles – which is another aspect to consider for your company’s branding
- Sustainable use of any onsite laundry, dishwasher or shower facility
If feasible, this can become a renewable source of water. With a few modifications, buildings in urban areas can benefit from harvesting rainwater and treat and store this water on site for use within your business.