Making water savings: simple ideas to try today
Check your water use.
There are lots of cost effective appliances that can help to save on water (not expensive and take a couple of minutes to fit. You can change a light bulb right? Then you can do this).
Don’t forget the loo! There are lots of water saving devices that you can utilise within your business that will help you. But, please do note: some devices are so 'good' at what they do, they actually impact on the effectiveness of the appliance. For instance, a
toilet that doesn’t flush properly because it has an inadequate water saving device, may well see every visitor having to flush two or three times, which will mean that you are using more water, not less.
Depending on your type of business, you may well provide showers for your employees. Water efficient showerheads can often be retrofitted and will save you money, water and energy. They do not cost a lot to buy.
Be sensible with appliances. Make sure dishwashers, or other water utilising appliances, are full before use.
Use a washing up bowl instead of running a tap
into the sink. Turn off the tap.
What about installing a water butt to collect
rainwater, which can be used for cleaning,
watering plants, and the like.
Again simple housekeeping –
a dripping tap that simply needs
tightening could waste at least
5500 litres of water a year; that
is enough to fill a paddling pool
every week for the whole