Did you know that the UK is one of the least wasteful countries in the developed world when it comes to water use per capita? Only Denmark, Luxembourg and Czechoslovakia trump the UK in their efforts to save water.
America is the biggest culprit with regards to water waste, followed closely by Canada, Australia, Portugal and Italy.
Interestingly, most water usage isn’t at home; it’s in industry, commerce and agriculture – particularly farming.
If you are the manager or owner of an industrial plumbing system it is important to ensure that water is used in as economic and efficient a manner as possible – for both ethical and practical, money saving, reasons.
From a large scale industrial perspective one of the best ways to ensure minimum water waste is to check for leaks in the system, and then get them fixed. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance personnel. Also have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.
Another way to save water is to shut off water to unused areas of your facility in order to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use. It is also a good idea to implement a water management plan for your facility, and then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.
A drop per second could waste up to 3000 gallons of water per year. And here’s another interesting little stat: for every leak fixed an average of 10,000 litres of water is saved per year – enough to fill over 300 baths.
Plumbers are at the forefront of the fight for safe, clean, drinking water for all. Offices and factories may not be aware that their water consumption is unnecessarily high, which is why it is important to ascertain a professional opinion and service when it comes to all things plumbing – most especially if it’s on an industrial scale.
And for further tips on how to conserve water on an industrial level, visit Waterseitwisely.com “We’re All In The Business of Saving Water”.
**Statistics sourced from Ableskills.co.uk.