With temperatures nearing 40 degrees, the UK’s experiencing the hottest, dry weather on record. As a result the demand for water has intensified, with certain areas in the country consuming more water than the current supply network and reservoirs are maintaining. To avoid potential water restrictions, businesses have been urged to minimise water usage, especially during peak times.

Water efficiency for businesses

Business water efficiency measures are becoming more important than ever; not only for conserving water, but to help avoid leaks, track usage, and save on water bills. It’s also important that businesses are vigilant when it comes to water wastage and carefully monitor their consumption patterns.

There are many simple changes that businesses can make to start saving water. Our downloadable Water Efficiency Guide is packed with easy and practical tips to help your business save water and money. You can start with a simple review of your water usage with our Site Walk Around Checklist to identify quick wins.

What else can businesses do?

Avoid heavy water usage between the hours of 7am-11am and 4pm-11pm

If businesses only focus on one thing, it should be to minimise using large volumes of water during peak hours. This is not an unrealistic goal – regardless of whether your business is a start-up, SME, or large multi-site company, there are simple steps that anyone can implement. Some of which we have outlined below.

Track business water usage

Keep your business on track to reach water efficiency and sustainability goals, and identify leaks early to avoid water wastage and unexpected bills. The easiest way to track your usage is to install a water meter and submit regular readings. Depending on your business requirements, businesses can consider installing a meter reading devices, such as Limpet Readers or Automatic Meter Reading (AMR).

Enhance employee awareness

Create a water saving efficiency plan to increase your employee awareness. This should educate and encourage people to implement water saving methods at work, such as turning taps off fully, informing of any on-site leaks, and observing their water usage.

Check for leaks

Ensure you check your business premises for leaks on taps, toilets and urinals. It might not seem like much at the time, but it all adds up quicker than expected. For instance, a dripping tap can waste up to 60 litres of water a week.

It’s also worthwhile keeping an eye on your water bills, a high unexpected increase in your bill may be the first sign of a bigger leak on your premises. To identify leaks early businesses can also install AMR and set alarms for water consumption thresholds.

Water audits

It can be difficult to know where to start reducing your business water usage. Water audits are a good place to start and offers expertise to understand your options for cutting back on your usage.

Switch your business water retailer

It’s worth shopping around for a water supplier that will not only offer cheaper bills, but also provide additional services to support your business needs, such as consolidated billing, practical advice and great customer service.

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