In the current climate of budget squeezes, cutbacks and streamlining, reducing water usage makes perfect business sense. Quite simply, it can save a lot of money, and the bigger the business, the bigger the savings. But the benefits don’t stop there; along with cutting costs, being water efficient can enhance your business reputation and reduce its carbon footprint.

Reducing your business water usage automatically reduces your business water costs. It will also directly reduce the amount of wastewater your business generates, bringing a double benefit to your bottom line.

Reducing water usage also relieves pressure on the water network, reducing your business carbon footprint and helping to achieve efficiency and sustainability targets. And if that wasn’t enough, preserving our natural resources also supports the social responsibility efforts of your business to protect the environment for future generations to enjoy. Communicating all these wonderful efforts to your customers can do a great deal for the overall perception of your brand. Take regular meter readings to track your business water usage.

Benefits of regular meter readings

Regular meter readings help to track your water usage to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Regular meter readings also help to:

  • keep bills up-to-date so that you only pay for the water you use
  • assess water efficiency measures
  • detect leaks early

It’s easy to submit regular meter readings on MyAccount, and every time a Castle Water customer submits a meter reading, we donate £1 to the Save the Children Emergency Fund.  Find out more about our partnership with Save the Children partnership here.

How to start a business water efficiency audit

Becoming water efficient is great in theory, but in practice, many businesses just don’t know where to start. The good news is you can get started with just a few focused steps.

There are many detailed ways that Castle Water can assist you to reduce water use, minimise effluent and implement water saving techniques, but in the meantime, here’s 7 actions you can take to get your business water efficiency audit started.

7 ways to get your business water efficiency audit started

  • Engage all staff and senior management in your water saving programme
  • Identify how much your business is paying in water and wastewater charges
  • Attempt to quantify >90% of water use
  • Develop actions to eliminate or reduce water use and minimise effluent generation
  • Identify water saving techniques that will allow these water saving opportunities to be realised
  • Review and evaluate the actual improvements achieved
  • Communicate success to all staff to maintain efficiency

How to encourage your staff to save water

For a water efficiency programme to be effective, engagement is key. Involving everyone, at all levels of the organisation, will encourage ownership and dramatically increase the likelihood of success. With everyone working towards the same goal, efficiencies are easier to identify, and water usage reduction becomes more consistent. Cost savings will inevitably follow, giving tangible benefits that can inspire staff to maintain their water-saving practises.

We give free, practical advice to help your business use less water to become more sustainable and reduce costs. Use our free online resources to engage with your staff and encourage cultural changes that result in less water being used.

Our Water Efficiency Guide is packed with easy and practical tips to help your business save water and money. Find your step-by-step Water Efficiency Guide here.

Castle Water blog

Our weekly blog is packed with helpful tips and advice on water efficiency, sustainability, and cost reduction, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for the latest news and water efficiency advice.

Water management for large organisations

At Castle Water, we provide proactive solutions to support efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate risk. Our Key Account team will work with you to address the additional water management needs of your business and match them to our specialist partners.

Our professional water efficiency audits will help you to understand your bills and usage to boost efficiency, identify opportunities to reduce consumption and ultimately reduce costs.

Find out more about water management for large organisations here.