Water efficiency for businesses

Water saving tips for your business

There are ways to save water in your business that are simple to install and will save you money on your water bills, some ideas are;

Tap aerators

A tap aerator is a small device that locks onto the end of a tap. The device injects air into the flow of water, doing this reduces the water flow. Most people do not notice a change in the amount of water coming out, however up to 50% less water is released. You can install an aerator on 95% of taps. An aerator can save up to 1,274 litres of water a month. The devices can be bought from the price of £2.75.

Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is when rainwater is gathered from roofs and rivers and then stored in a tank, a deep pit or a reservoir.  This water can be used directly in situations where water does not need to be of drinking quality e.g. farming and gardening.  Rainwater harvesting solutions are designed by specialists.

Greywater recycling

Greywater recycling is where water is re-used from baths and showers.  This water can either be treated or used directly for non-drinking purposes as above.  The direct use of greywater is watering plants and gardening.  The water can also be treated and used to flush toilet

Low flow toilet

Toilets use up to 31% of water consumption.  The average daily use is 18.8 gallons per person due to flushing toilets.  However, in an ultra-low flow toilet the average daily use is 9.1 gallons.  Low flow toilets have helped to save San Francisco 20 million gallons of water per year since 2011.