Business Conservation Tips
Conserving water helps protect the local supply and environment, boosts your reputation and saves you money.
Discover the small changes you can make to reduce the amount of water your business uses.
You can also download and print our Help Conserve Water leaflet to show your colleagues the benefits of conserving water.
Conduct a water audit
The first thing we recommend is carrying out a water audit on your business. This will show where the major water use is coming from and where savings can be made. You can do the audit yourself or use an external specialist. Below are some simple measures you can use to start an audit for your business.
Use water efficient equipment
Consider upgrading to more water efficient appliances and devices. Taps, shower heads, toilets, and dishwashers can all make a big difference.
There are cheaper alternatives too. Retrofit a dual flush system into older toilets, invest in toilet cistern bags, or use shower timers.
A harvesting system allows you to collect rainwater. You can then install systems to use rainwater in your toilets, dishwashers, and showers. A simple water butt can collect rainwater to water plants, or wash windows and cars.
Make colleagues aware of the scarcity of water and the benefits of conservation. Put up signs in staff kitchens or toilets that remind people to turn off taps or use low flush options.
Think about how often you wash building exteriors, clean windows or wash vehicles. Try to limit the use of power washers as they use large amounts of water.