Water conservation tips and ideas for your workplace
Savings through tips and devices are detailed for the home but as you will see most of these can
be applied to the workplace also and when changes have been implemented these ideas will reduce
your carbon footprint and save money for your business. To begin with I have listed 5 easy tips to check and implement to begin saving water around the kitchen and toilets / washrooms etc.
A reduction in the amount of water you use actually ends up costing 3 fold as you pay for the
water supply now through the metering system (although many businesses that use water in their
manufacturing or service have been paying for water / metered for many years now).
then you pay your electric bill to heat some of the water, then you pay through your rates for
the waste water cost to take the water away to a wastewater treatment plant. If you can conserve
some of the day to day water usage definite savings are available to the business or workplace.
TOP 5 FREE AND SIMPLE WATER SAVING TIPS FOR THE WORKPLACE
1. Don’t leave the tap running needlessly. Bit of common sense on this one – Don’t wash a sink of
dishes with the tap running, put the stopper in and fill enough water to do the job. Washing up
your hands or face after work just don’t leave the taps running.
2. Choose and use your appliances wisely. Use energy star appliances whenever possible and always
use them at full capacity. Choose economy settings and don’t run the dishwasher half-full.
3. Make sure every tap in your home has a high efficiency tap (or faucet) aerator. Tap aerators
are the little pieces of hardware that screw into the bottom of tap. High efficiency aerators can
reduce flow by 1.5 gallons per minute or more…saving you piles of money and saving lots of water.
They are cheap and easy to fit – A link to get more info. or purchase a tap aerator can be found
4. Stop that leaky toilet. Not only does it sound annoying, it wastes loads of water. Leaks can
often be fixed by making minor adjustments. Usually just lift the cistern lid and check the flow
valves and ball cock to adjust and ensure the toilet isn’t sneaking a few liters of wasted water
every day. You will be surprised how many of us have this problem at our workplace toilets or
indeed toilets at home.
5. Repair dripping taps by replacing the washers. A tap dripping at the rate of one drop per second
will waste nearly three thousand gallons per year ! So fix them.