Is your company actively working to keep water safe? Saving water will not only save money for your company, but it will also benefit the environment by preserving the earth’s water supplies.
What if I told you that, according to environmental specialists, the globe will face freshwater shortages in the next 50 years?
Of course, every company utilizes water in a different way; some companies require a lot of it, while others merely use it for day-to-day cleanliness at the workplace. This is why understanding how and when your company utilizes water may assist you in identifying cost-cutting options.
What are the benefits of conserving water?
to ensure the availability of increasingly constrained water sources.
Building new infrastructure to supplement current water supplies is getting increasingly costly.
Save money on your water bill each month.
Reduce the quantity of water used from the limited natural supply, hence safeguarding these resources and biodiversity.
Minimize your company’s carbon footprint: since purifying and heating water consumes a lot of energy, lowering your water use also helps you save energy and reduce your carbon impact.
Create a workplace culture that values environmental stewardship.
You may be eligible for government subsidies and tax credits if you invest in sustainable technology.
Make the most of your water-saving activities by generating favorable press.
Tips for conserving water in the workplace that will save you money!
Water usage reductions are achieved by applying a variety of initiatives regularly throughout the company—some fast wins and others longer-term investments.
Involve your staff.
Collective buy-in is the most efficient way to save water. Educate your staff on why they should save water and how to do so in a one-on-one session. Encourage them to come up with their own water-saving ideas for their businesses.
Keep an eye out for any leaks.
What if I told you that, according to the Consumer Council for Water, England and Wales wasted 3.1 billion gallons of water per day in 2016/7?
Dripping faucets and pipes waste both water and money!When water isn’t being utilized, the ideal time to check for leaks is on the weekend or at night. Regularly go throughout your facilities to check for leaks in every tap and connection and get them repaired as soon as feasible. Encourage your staff to disclose any leaks they see right away.
You should also make sure that the appropriate employees are aware of the location of your supply pipes and shut-off valves. If a pipe bursts unexpectedly, a member of staff will be able to rapidly switch off the mains to prevent water loss.
Knowledge is a powerful tool.
Keep track of your monthly expenditures and consumption so you can see any usage spikes and figure out why they’re happening. A smart water meter may also be installed to provide real-time use data and analysis. The greatest method to preserve water is to understand how you use (or waste) it.
Long-term investments in savings
Installing technology and equipment may assist you in achieving long-term water savings. Installing, as an example,
Controlling outdoor water usage using a sensored irrigation system
Showers and faucets with low-flow restrictors
Urinals with no water
Controls for the urinal
Automatic or sensor tapping
Showers and faucets are efficient.
A rainwater harvesting device is a device that collects rainwater.
Infrastructure for recycling that allows you to utilize greywater or rainfall.
Many of these water-saving solutions are simpler and less expensive to install than you may imagine, with long-term (and immediate) savings more than compensating for the effort and expense. You can even be entitled to tax benefits if you use environmentally friendly technology.
It’s now or never to become water savvy!
These immediate wins and long-term water efficiency may help your company conserve the planet’s most valuable resource while also saving money.