Save water at work with these ten useful tips:
There is nothing worse than a leak because you are paying for lost water. The water industry loses over 3 billion litres of water a day in England and Wales. Learn how to check for leaks by reading our water leak detection guide.
Toilets represent over thirty percent of water usage in the workplace. If your building is open to the public this can be even more substantial. Make sure you have a a water efficient dual flush toilet as this only uses 6 litres on full flush, which is less than half of a traditional toilet.
Buy an aerator for each of your workplace taps. The aerator spreads the stream of water coming out of your tap into tiny droplets. This will prevent splashing and save water.
Washing plates by hand in the kitchen sink can use more water than a dishwasher. You should consider installing a water efficient dishwasher as it uses the minimal amount of water necessary to clean and rinse. Always wash a full load of dishes to gain maximum water efficiency.
If your workplace has showers you should note that spending over five minutes in a Power Shower can use more water than taking a bath. Discover how to save water in the shower in our water efficient shower article.
Lawns and Outdoor Spaces
Many workplaces have a lawn or grass area. An artificial lawn can help you save water and maintenance costs. Read our article on artificial grass to find out more.
Plants and Flowers
Most plants and flowers require regular watering to grow and stay healthy. Replacing some of your plants and flowers with artificial ones will save water. Consider buying artificial flowers for meeting rooms and corridors as these areas will be used less frequently. Modern artificial flowers are realistic and brighten up your workplace.
If you work for a sports club or if your workplace has a grass sports area it will require watering and mowing on a regular basis. Now you can enjoy football, tennis, cricket or golf on artificial turf with almost no maintenance and no water. Read more in our article on 3G pitches and discover how to save water with artificial turf.
Why only save water when you can collect it as well? Learn how to start rainwater harvesting by reading our article on water butts. They are inexpensive, easy to install and you will be amazed how much water your buisness can save each year by using a water butt.
The Department of Health recommends that we drink at least 1 litre of water each day (about six glasses). Many people waste water by letting the tap run cold before filling up their glass. You can save water by installing a water fountain which serves ice cold drinking water straight away. This will also negate the need for cups and glasses which means less washing up and more water savings.