Businesses tend to have higher utility costs due to negligence and poor management of resources by the employees. Water bills are especially high as most employees do not close faucets properly, flush the toilets repeatedly and leave water running after they wash their hands.
Memos and warnings can only go so far in mitigating this issue. An actionable framework to get the costs down should be put in place focusing on the areas where water wastage occurs most in a business facility like the kitchen and washrooms. By focusing on the following five areas, you can cut down on water usage at your business.
A Water Audit
Conduct a facility water audit in order to see exactly how much water is used. Such an audit will show the areas where the most wastage occurs and where saving opportunities can be established.
A water audit is the initial step in creating a sustainable water efficiency program. In order to find a program that works well for your premises, employ the services of a professional with relevant expertise in industrial water use efficacy.
The audit should focus on:
Reducing water flow
Installing water saving devices
Water recycling and treatment
Incorporating a waterless process
Incorporate Technology and Water Efficient Fixtures
Install high efficiency toilets, urinal, shower-heads and faucet aerators in the sinks used for hand washing. These will curb the flow of water allowing only the necessary amount.
The kitchen is a great place to install efficient technology like the efficient pre-rinse spray valve, strainers that reduce water used by the garbage disposal, and a dishwasher that meets Energy Star Standards among other things. Ask your commercial plumbing team for more options.
Create training programs that educate the employees on how to save water and use it wisely. By increasing awareness, you end up teaching the staff to consciously monitor water use.
Promote responsible behavior by giving recognition to those who adhere to water efficiency procedures. You can also make it part of the employee performance review to motivate staff to adhere to water saving processes.
Use Air Efficient Equipment
Instead of using water cooled equipment for industrial cooling, use air cooled equipment. Some of the equipment that can use this technology includes refrigeration condensers, hydraulic equipment, vacuum pumps, and X-ray equipment.
Make sure the irrigation system you are using is set up properly and maintained. You should also ensure that your garden get just enough water. This can be done by having an irrigation design that takes into account landscape principles like using plants that need little water to thrive, or using a hose with shut-off nozzle, or avoid watering when it is windy or sunny.Share
2 November 2017
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