Recycling is at the forefront of many people’s minds in the current climate state, and with circular energy aiming to reduce the amount of waste through products and materials, businesses are also doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint.
Being water efficient is one-way businesses can protect the environment and save money at the same time by simply upgrading old equipment into more modern water-efficient equipment will help preserve the natural water resources.
While training and educating staff about water waste will influence them to spot and alert floor managers of leaky plumbing or equipment, which in return can save a business more than £10,000 a year (just from a leaky toilet). So, if your business is spending more than it should be on water bills, it’s probably time to get water-efficient with some of these effective waste preserving methods.
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Ways to become more water-efficient
There are many ways businesses can prevent wastewater every month to keep the utility bills lower from metering, which tracks water consumption and leakage in the system. A regular water audit from qualified plumbing and heating engineers at Castle Water is another way to detect and determine better ways to become water efficient.
The quickest and probably most economical way is to keep up with technology and upgrade older equipment while taking action on a leaky water cooler to give your business a head start in water waste prevention.
Evaluating the current condition of ageing equipment like dishwashers, ice makers, WC facilities, or other water-based equipment is one way to give your business a much-needed upgrade in equipment.
Older equipment is far less efficient than newer models that help reduce energy waste, and repairing older models can be just as costly when they break down.
While it may be costly at first to buy some of these newer upgrades, in the long run, your business can save much more just on repair call out fees and water waste alone. Especially, if your business is a restaurant with lots of kitchen and bar equipment or a laundrette with lots of washing machines.
Residential and commercial leakage causes big problems for businesses and homeowners alike. However, in business, they can go unnoticed for months until further damage happens, and a single toilet leak will produce gallons of water waste every day that could cost £5 to £30 depending on how large the leak is.
Active water pipeline leak detection is required for all piping around the building and its surrounding pipes. The best method for active leak detection is to hire specialist engineers that can install smart water meters and other devices to track water consumption and alert when there is a spike that indicates a leak.
Some water leaks are easily fixed with a few plumbing tools to tighten compression fittings on a pipe a leak is dripping from, and checking the nuts and bolts on water-based equipment to check if they have loosened.
With today’s technologies of smart metering and energy-efficient water-based equipment, it is easier to keep track of business water waste and control the water usage in a water network. Preventing water waste isn’t just about saving money but also contributing to a circular economy by recycling water and creating sustainability.