Water Saving Week 2022: how to manage your water usage

Here’s why water management is essential to your business’s long-term success

When better than Water Saving Week to take a moment to focus on the importance of conserving the most precious commodity in life. Whether it’s through the lens of sustainability or just a concern over utility bills, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at how your organisation is consuming water and whether more can be done to improve efficiency.

There are many ways to save water around your business premises, so we’ve put together some simple checks and changes you can make to reduce your consumption, and in turn, your business water rates. Let’s take a look.

Why is water management so important?

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword when it comes to modern business. Every organisation is feeling the pressure to do their part for our planet, and reducing your energy usage is one of the simplest ways to do this. Fresh water is a precious resource, which means using less water is better for the environment. While great emphasis is often placed on energy usage because of the direct association with carbon emissions, it’s worth noting that the collection, treatment and supply of clean water also demands substantial energy – and so, by reducing consumption, your organisation can help to reduce its carbon footprint and broader environmental impact.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, each person uses about 142 litres of water per day[1] and this number rises even higher for businesses. This year’s Water Saving Week theme is Seeing the Unseen: The value of water, looking at the value of water for people and development, nature and climate change, and financial and economic value. Water management brings just as many benefits to businesses as the environment as a whole, resulting in lower water bills and overall energy bills over time.

How can you manage your water usage?

There are simple steps you can take within your organisation to reduce your water usage and get a firmer grip on your water management. A smart meter is an effective way to monitor your water consumption, show you how much you use and where you could pick up potential savings. It may also show you where there are any leaks.

Speaking of leaks, a water maintenance check can alert you to any old or unmaintained equipment which could be increasing your water usage. You should also avoid running appliances like dishwashers on half-loads, and rethink your workplace landscaping if you have a lot of water features.

Installing water saving measures can also help, with new technologies cutting your water usage significantly. These include water saving devices on toilet cisterns, water butts to collect rainwater off the roof (which can then be used to water plants), and motion sensors on sink taps.

Of course, one person cannot make the significant changes necessary to reduce your costs and environmental impact, so make sure your employees are informed and engaged on the subject of water management. You should also consider switching suppliers for better business water rates, and a contract that better suits your priorities.

Consultiv Utilities can help you switch to a better energy deal

Here at Consultiv Utilities, our team are on hand to ensure that your organisation takes the necessary steps towards better utility usage, saving you money and help you protect the planet.

We can help you make sense of your business water contracts and seek out the most competitive deal

 for your needs. We can also support you in your efforts to reach sustainability targets, promoting a greener future for your organisation while also saving money that can then be placed elsewhere.  

We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your utilities are both manageable and transparent.

Are you ready to improve your utility outlook? Get in touch with the team at Consultiv Utilities today.

    [1] https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/reports/AtHomewithWater%287%29.pdf