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Five Tips for Businesses to Conserve Water



When you have a business, everything is the subject of conservation. Your overhead is a huge part of running a business and to keep it low, it’s necessary to keep track of how much product you are using, how many employees are on the clock, and what you are paying for utilities. Water isn’t just valuable monetarily; it is the most precious resource known in the universe. When you run a business, conserving water isn’t just the logical thing to do, it is the right thing to do. Below are five tips to help you conserve water.

Use Reverse Osmosis

One of the best ways to conserve water is to make all of it drinkable. Commercial reverse osmosis is a type of filtration that gets rid of the sediment, dissolved solids, and other impurities in the water. This process drastically improves the quality of the water. Whether you are a restaurant and need to be filtered, drinkable water throughout the establishment, or need to filter out sediment so the water doesn’t harm surfaces and objects.

Don’t Let the Water Run

Another way that you can conserve water is to instruct employees not to let the water run. When you work in a café, a bar, or a restaurant, it is tempting to turn on the water to fill up a container before cleaning it. This can end up wasting a ton of water if you don’t close the drain. Whatever business you are in, it’s important to train employees not to let the water run. You’ll be surprised how much money you save, but you will also be doing the right thing for the planet.

Use a Water Purifier

Water purification can also help you save water. You can waste a lot of water if it isn’t drinkable. You will have to buy bottles of water. Instead of spending extra money on water when you don’t serve it to customers, try using a water purifier. When you are buying water, you are essentially contributing to the corporation sourcing of public fresh water. When you live in a polluted area, it is always necessary to use a water purifier. Purifying the water in your business allows you to use the same water for multiple uses instead of buying more. Whatever the business, using a water purifier is necessary for most.

Get a Water Audit

A commercial water audit will examine how much water your business is using, providing detailed information to use less water and save money. These audits can also identify the costly water leaks that need to be repaired. Some utility companies provide audits to their customers for free and others offer rebates for water-saving initiatives. If your water provider doesn’t give you an audit, you should find an auditor who can help you determine how much water you are using. A water audit is necessary to gain the information that you need to conserve water and save money.

Invest in Water-Efficient Equipment

Depending on what kind of business you are running, investing in water-efficient equipment is a great idea. When it comes to appliances, you can look for indications that the equipment saves water. For example, smart washers will recycle their own water. Whatever equipment you need to run your business, investing in water-efficient appliances and other alternatives is a great way to cut down on your water usage. It may be more expensive at first, but the investment will pay of, even municipalities and state governments have been prioritizing saving water, preventing drought, and building stock of clean drinking water in the last several years. 

Of course, when you are running a business, the bottom line comes first. However, there are other things to think about as well. Water is the most precious resource we have. Life does not go on without it. This means that water will get more expensive over time. Every business needs to conserve water, but it continues to become a more scarce and waning resource. Fresh, drinkable water isn’t infinite. It is necessary for us all to do a better job conserving water.

Since the cost of water will only go up, lowering your usage and filtering water to make it clean enough for drinking will change the way that you run your business. You will begin to think of new ways to conserve not just water, but also product and man-hours.

Chris Farrell is the managing director of Zenex Energy, a British company founded in 2003 specialising in innovative energy saving products for both the domestic and commercial markets

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