Theme parks are huge water users, especially if they’re aqua parks. Log flumes are a standard ride in theme parks and amusement parks across the country, and the world-famous Alton Towers Resort uses water in many of its rides, whether as an integral part of the ride or just for landscaping. Even on a smaller scale, the use of water is phenomenal. Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent, for example, is said to hold over four and a half million litres of water.
Thorpe Park’s Tidal Wave ride is specifically designed to soak as many people as possible - bystanders as well as riders. Tidal Wave uses 215 litres of water per passenger per ride, so as you can imagine, that adds up to a huge annual water bill. The big water rides are the most crowd-pleasing attractions in water parks, but even when such huge quantities of water are essential for your business, there are plenty of ways you can increase water efficiency and reduce usage.
Water efficiency is a huge concern to theme parks of all sizes. It is not only a way of saving money on your bills, it is also the right thing to do when it comes to environmental responsibility. A combination of climate change and increased demand is having a detrimental effect on UK water supplies. In the long hot summer months when water rides are most popular, the increasing likelihood of water shortages could put your theme park’s profitability at risk. So, the more water efficiency measures you implement across your theme park now, the better for the future.
With thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people visiting theme parks each year, all using the facilities, any water-saving measures implemented could add up to huge wins.
Recycling grey water has become an increasingly popular way to save the amount of clean water businesses use as well as saving the amount of wastewater being disposed of. Grey water is the wastewater that comes from sinks, showers, washing machines and dishwashers, as well as the rainwater collected from gutters. By diverting that water from being flushed directly into the drains, you can reuse it to flush toilets, water grounds or wash vehicles and pathways.
Another way of saving water is to identify and repair leaks as quickly as possible. Even a dripping tap can waste around 60 litres of water every week. The sooner you fix problems, the less water you’ll be wasting. When businesses keep a careful eye on their water meters, they understand what normal usage is. This means that if there is an unexplained rise in usage, the most likely explanation is an underground leak. Swift identification of such a leak saved one of our customers from being charged a whopping £250,000 a year for water they weren’t using.
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