Being mindful of the water use in your business is one small but helpful way you can make your business environmentally friendly. On top of that, saving water at your business is an easy energy saving solution to reduce your utility bills.
At Energy Network in New York, New York, we help commercial, industrial and municipal entities optimize management and control of their operating costs, which includes water energy saving solutions. Are you ready to find an energy saving solution that works for your business? Contact us today.
In this blog post, we go over five easy ways to save water at your place of business to ultimately reduce your utility costs.
1. Check For Leaks
This is something you should do on a weekly basis. Explore the perimeter of your building and check for any cracks or leaks, specifically in the common areas of a building: the toilets, sink faucets and any outdoor faucets.
Leaks are a subtle yet harmful issue that can significantly increase the cost of your water utility bill, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water annually in an average building.
2. Be Mindful (Not Wasteful)
Tell your employees to be mindful of their water usage when using your building’s facilities. Only use the sink as much as necessary and don’t get flush-crazy in the bathrooms (unless, again, it’s necessary.)
By implementing mindful water practices at your business, you’ll end up saving money on your future water utility bills.
3. Install Low-Flush Toilets
Old toilet models aren’t as energy efficient as newer, low-flush toilet models. Toilets are typically the main source of water usage in a building, so switching to an efficient toilet can save up to 13,000 gallons of water annually (and can also save you a lot of money on utilities).
If you own your own building, we suggest installing water buckets to collect rainwater, as it can save up to 5,000 liters of water annually. On top of that, if your building has any plants, you can water them using this rainwater collection, cutting water use by 33 percent than if you were to use automatic sprinklers.
5. Get A Flow Management Device
Unfortunately, turbulence in water lines can alter your building’s water meter readings, resulting in utility bills that aren’t accurate reflections of your water usage. That’s why at Energy Network, we offer an alternative energy solution called a flow management device (FMD).
Flow management devices reduce turbulence and give you a more accurate water meter reading on your utility bill, meaning you won’t have to pay for the water you aren’t actually using. Find out more about this innovative technology here.
Talk To Our Energy Consultants Today
Our team of energy consultants at Energy Network can provide you with energy saving solutions best suited for your business. We specialize in helping businesses save money by optimizing their energy management practices. Let us be your go-to energy partner. Contact us today by calling (888) 257-6195 or by filling out our online form.