How your business can save the water crisis

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Saving water as a business is very important. Although 90 percent of water is covering the earth, a large amount of that water is sea water, and there is only three percent drinking water.

This natural resource is quite scarce and needs to be conserved. Drinkable water on earth is split between the business sector, domestic use, and home and gardening. A large amount of that water is consumed by the business sector.

One of the best ways to solve this crisis is for businesses to cut back on the quantity of water they use. If a business would cut back on the quantity of water they use on a daily basis, it would have a large impact on the environment.

There are many ways your business can cut back water. But keep in mind that cutting back on the water isn’t only by measuring the quantity of water you use. It is also what you do with your businesses wastewater.

Many businesses often produce wastewater which has bacteria and viruses. This wastewater impacts the environment, animals, and even people. It is important that you keep those things in mind when planning on saving the water crisis.

Below are a few tips on how your business can save the water crisis.

Conduct a water audit

Because water is a part of our day to day lives, it’s understandable that business owner isn’t aware of how much water your business consumes on a daily basis. This is why it is important for your business to conduct a water audit.

A water audit is a perfect start for business owners who wish to do their part to help with the water crisis and water audits will help your business save in the long run.

A water audit could be a great way to manage your water supply. You could be able to identify where most of the water is going in your business and whether it is being used for that specific purpose.

The audit can identify where there are water wastage and the consumption of water being used on a daily basis. It helps to have all those numbers so that you can have a visual idea of how much water your company needs.

Get your employees and co-workers involved

The best way to save as much water as possible is by getting your employees involved. Your employees might not notice how much water they’re using or if they have been wasting water. This is why it’s important that you educate your employers on water conservation and how they can play their part.

You can even make it exciting, take an hour out of the day to educate your staff. You can ask your staff how they would like to save water and maybe add a little incentive. Employees love feeling included so it could boost staff morale and increase productivity.

Your business should invest in water treatments

The next step would be to for your business to invest in water treatments and purification which can assist your business save water. The purification process is a great way of managing water resources and has many good benefits.

Water treatments remove any potential diseases in the water allowing the water to be reusable. Water treatments will allow your business to save water without your business having to lose the amount of fresh water it uses on a daily basis.

Water management is important, especially for the environment. With water treatment processes, your business could help the environment as it will improve the quality of water, allowing the water to go back to its original water source without harming the environment.

Install low-flow in bathrooms

One place in your workplace that uses a large quantity of water in the bathroom. If you’re planning on lowering your business water consumption, a great way would be by installing low-flow restrictors in the bathroom.

Old toilets use more water, so if your business has toilets which are quite old. You might need to change them to low-flow toilets. That way you and your employees can save water even when you’re going to the bathroom. You can have sanitizers instead of having taps in your bathroom, or you can restrict the number of taps that are open in every bathroom.

Final thoughts

With the increasing demand for water, it’s good to know that your business will be doing their part. Not only are you helping the environment but you’re helping people within your community and its a great way for your business. Plus your business will save a large amount of money on water bills in the long run.


The content in this article was provided by Rogerwilco – a South African marketing agency based in Cape Town.

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