Celebrating Water Saving Week
Helping the environment while reducing running costs is a win, win for businesses when it comes to increasing water efficiency. Water Saving Week is an initiative close to our hearts as we have seen first-hand how effective our early warning systems and automatic shut-off products can be for an organisation. As an expert in Leak Detection Systems and leak monitoring, we are here to help your organisation play its part in helping to save water.
Whether you operate in a commercial enterprise such as an office or public building, in an industrial setting or manufacturing facility, or if you are a landlord with residential dwellings, Leak Detection equipment offers many significant benefits.
Water loss from leaks is one of the largest areas of water waste for businesses. It can also cause costly damage to your building, disruption, and if it goes unnoticed, increase your utility bills.
*A leak of just 1m3 of water an hour could cost your business: £73 a day, £516 a week and that is a staggering £26,820 a year!
How can a business improve its water efficiency?
- Install and maintain a Leak Detection System which can alert you to even the smallest liquid leaks in areas such as kitchens, toilets, pipework and underfloor heating.
- Ensure your solenoid valves are working. These control the flow of liquids and gas and are an important part of most pipe systems. By checking they are fully operational, automatic shut-off systems will be in place when and if you need them.
- Conduct a water audit and understand where and how you are using water within your organisation. If you’re using water in your production, then a process audit will help you identify where utility efficiencies can be made.
- Review and renew your washroom and sanitation facilities. Sensor operated taps and adaptors, spray taps and water saving cisterns can offer hygiene benefits as well as energy saving measures.
- Use the support of your employees. In a recent study conducted by Water Plus, 67% of employees felt their organisations could be doing more towards water efficiency. This means they will champion the changes you put in place and embrace water saving techniques which will in turn help you to reduce your carbon footprint and costs.
Concerned about the capital cost of water saving technology?
Businesses can benefit from a Government scheme to help with your initial outlay of water saving devices. The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) means you can claim 100% first year capital allowance on all water efficiency products from an approved list. Find out more.
Plus, you will soon reap the rewards of a reduction in your utilities costs because of your investment.
Water Saving Week Initiatives
Split over five days, with each day focusing on an area of water saving we can all embrace, Water Saving Week is organised by Waterwise, an independent not for profit organisation and a leading authority on water efficiency in the UK.
Here are the core areas featured during the week;
- Save water to reduce your carbon footprint
The use of energy and water are closely linked and account for almost 1% of the UKs total emissions. We can all do our part to reduce our personal carbon footprint by taking simple measures in our homes to reduce the amount of energy used to heat hot water.
- Save water and help your community to thrive
By 2050 there will be an estimated 8.7m more people in England at Wales and if we can all save small amounts of water, we can ensure communities can continue to thrive. As water resources become threatened by drought and building new infrastructure more expensive, we can reduce pressure on existing sources and offset the need for more.
- Save water to save wildlife
We rely on water from rivers and lakes for much of our supply which are also used by wildlife. Already, over one in five water bodies are at risk from too much water being taken. 13% of freshwater and wetlands species are threatened with extinction and more than half are in decline. Climate change is likely to worsen this situation as droughts become more frequent and flows could reduce by up to 20% in many rivers. Saving water now can reduce our impact and allow wildlife to flourish.
- Save water to save cash
Installing water saving technology such as efficient taps and showers saves both water and energy, saving you money too. A toilet leak can waste up to 400 litres of clean water a day and an efficient shower head with slightly shorter showers could help you save up to £120 a year.
- Save water to keep the UK beautiful
A predicted increase in average temperatures and prolonged dry spells means it is more important than ever to conserve water and use water collection where possible to help your garden prosper. The average roof collects about 85,000 litres of rain in a year, enough to fill 450 water butts and can be a great source of natural water collection.
To find out more about our Leak Detection products please contact us.
*Source: Water Plus