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02Jun/15

Modern Water Management Systems

As water becomes increasingly scarce and more precious, it’s nice to know there are enterprising, ecologically aware businesses offering the latest in greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting systems. Water sustainability is something everybody will need to look into sooner or later, so there’s no better time than now to familiarise yourself with how these systems work.

How Much Water Is Your Business Wasting? water management

Before looking at water management systems, it’s best to look at your current water management. Start with a professional water audit, whereby qualified technicians will inform you of how much water you’re using and where it is being discharged. You may have a leak you’re unaware of, faulty equipment, or unjustified water expenses from your supplier. Even if you have none of these things, you can still save a lot of money with a water management system.

Do You Have A Water Strategy?

All good businesses have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets, but many are unsure how to add water management to the equation. A good water strategy should assess financial, operational, reputational, and regulatory risks and offer water management solutions to suit. There are some practical tools that can be implemented, and experts who know how to use them. If you’re conducting a review of your CSR targets, you’re doing your business a disservice by not looking at water management.

Could You Need a Rainwater Harvesting System?

water management This naturally depends on the nature of your business, but with potential savings of 75% on potable water bills and opportunities to reduce mains water consumption by 30%, it’s worth thinking about. Rainwater harvesting systems take rainwater from the roof of your building, filter it, house it in storage tanks, and redirect it for uses such as flushing toilets, running cooling systems, irrigating land, and numerous other solutions. The storage tanks require less concrete upon installation, are largely self-cleaning, use very little energy, and offer a speedy return on investment (ROI).

 

Could You Need a Greywater Recycling System?

If you run a large complex such as a hotel or leisure centre the answer is probably yes. These systems reduce mains water consumption by as much as 40%. Greywater recycling systems take water from showers and baths which is subject to natural aeration and a filtration membrane to remove biodegradable particles, before the clean, green water is repurposed for laundry facilities, toilets, and similar applications. The entire system can be managed remotely and ROI can be achieved in 2.5 years.

Contact Waterscan Today for any queries surrounding water management.

20May/15

Modern Water Management Systems

As the planet gets drier, and water becomes precious, it’s nice to know there are enterprising, ecologically aware businesses offering the latest in greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting systems. Water sustainability is something everybody will need to look into sooner or later, so there’s no better time than now to familiarise yourself with how these systems work.

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How Much Water Is Your Business Wasting?

Before looking at water management systems, it’s best to look at your current water management. Start with a professional water audit, whereby qualified technicians will inform you of how much water you’re using and where it is being discharged. You may have a leak you’re unaware of, faulty equipment, or unjustified water expenses from your supplier. Even if you have none of these things, you can still save a lot of money with a water management system.

Do You Have A Water Strategy?

All good businesses have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets, but many are unsure how to add water management to the equation. A good water strategy should assess financial, operational, reputational, and regulatory risks and

offer water management solutions to suit. There are some practical tools that can be implemented, and experts who know how to use them. If you’re conducting a review of your CSR targets, you’re doing your business a disservice by not looking at water management.

Could You Need a Rainwater Harvesting System?

water management

This naturally depends on the nature of your business, but with potential savings of 75% on potable water bills and opportunities to reduce mains water consumption by 30%, it’s worth thinking about. Rainwater harvesting systems take rainwater from the roof of you

r building, filter it, house it in storage tanks, and redirect it for uses such as flushing toilets, running cooling systems, irrigating land, and num

erous other solutions. The storage tanks require less concrete upon installation, are largely self-cleaning, use very little energy, and offer a speedy return on investment (ROI).

Could You Need a Greywater Recycling System?

If you run a large complex such as a hotel, leisure centre, office building, or residential block the answer is probably yes. These systems reduce mains water consumption by as much as 40%, while only costing £0.24 to run per m³. As well as incorporating rainwater harvesting system, greywater recycling systems takes water from showers and baths. This water is subject to natural aeration and a membrane to remove biodegradable particles, before the clean, green water is repurposed for laundry facilities, toilets, and similar applications. The entire system can be managed remotely and ROI can be achieved in 2.5 years.

20Apr/15

Managing Water Usage: Sustainability Starts With You

When it comes to managing your business’s water usage the hard part is knowing where to start. Thankfully, there are businesses that can help you put a strategy in place that will help to reduce your water bills, meet reduction targets, grow your green credentials, and adapt sustainably to a world where water shortages are the norm. Here are some of the ways you can work with these businesses to reduce your bottom line now and survive in the future.

Water Audits

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Planning a water management strategy for the future requires knowledge of your past and present water usage. Historical water audits look outside the assumption that the only way to manage water is to reduce consumption. While consumption needs to be addressed, historical water audits look at billing anomalies, charges for fixed services and drainage, and trade effluent consents. The audit will also ensure you’re using the correct water meter while investigating the possibility of leaks or shared water supply. Problems can often be addressed immediately and solutions suggested to achieve maximum water efficiency. An impressive one in three businesses saves between 10-45% annually based on the results of their historical water audit.

Automated Meter Reading

This is a vital tool for effective water management and the savings can be impressive. Strategic points are located on-site and data loggers take meter readings, monitor water consumption and feed that information into an online water management system. This results in immediate leak detection and the identification of water usage anomalies. This information can then be broken down to identify anomalies and leaks by building, department, tenant, or time period. The ROI on an automated meter reading service is typically within 12 months and the positive impact on your water usage and bottom line can be remarkable.

Rainwater Harvesting

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Once historical and present data has been analysed, the next step is to find a future-proofed solution. Rainwater harvesting captures and filters rainwater, and redirects it toward numerous areas such as toilets, irrigation systems, and refrigeration units. When applied as part of a broader water management strategy, rainwater harvesting can reduce mains water consumption by up to 30% and save you up to 75% on potable water bills.

Greywater Recycling

For businesses such as hotels, large offices, and residential blocks, greywater recycling is a low energy, high performance option that can see you reduce water consumption by up to 40%. Greywater recycling filters and repurposes wastewater from baths and showers for use in areas such as irrigation systems and toilet flushing. ROI is often achieved in 2.5 years.

02May/14

The Many Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting Systems

rainwater harvesting systemsMore and more businesses are discovering the benefits of rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is an indispensable water saving tool in a climate where groundwater isn’t as plentiful as people might think. Water resources in the UK are in short supply, especially when factoring in changes in rainfall patterns and population growth. Through harvesting, rainwater is collected, commonly from large roof spaces and stored in underground tanks for use at a later time. This helps us to reduce our reliance on and consumption of mains water (the water that comes out of your tap).

 It is not a new practice for people to harvest rainwater in some way, yet the need to do so is becoming greater and greater. Climate change has contributed to increased exposure around rainwater harvesting systems and the benefits of their use. Various government and charitable authorities are also encouraging people and businesses to reduce their consumption of water, specifically mains water. Rainwater is also free from various pollutants, and although mains water has been treated, harvested rainwater is more than sufficient for various business uses such as toilet flushing, cleaning processes, irrigation, car washing and cooling water processes.

Expect Less Wastage

75% of the planet is made of water, yet much of this cannot be used for practical purposes. This means that there is a real shortage of water that we can use for various applications. The principles of rainwater harvesting are not complex. It is a system that collects, stores, filters and conveys rainwater; with the equipment required being easy to maintain.

Harvesting rainwater helps us to stop wasting drinkable mains water for applications that don’t need that level of purity. The process of harvesting rainwater can reduce mains water consumption by up to 50%, which has a huge impact on water bills.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Businesses can run up sizeable bills and have an increased carbon and environmental impact when relying on mains water, which is one reason more and more companies are getting in touch with Waterscan for the provision of harvesting systems. The systems available from Waterscan are designed, built and installed to site requirements.

Waterscan has supplied equipment to offices, schools, hospitals and various other businesses, with the rainwater being used for an array of different purposes on these sites. Increasing workplace awareness of rainwater harvesting can also encourage staff – and students – to reduce their reliance on mains water.More and more homeowners and businesses are discovering rainwater harvesting.