Water recycling is becoming widely acknowledged across the UK as businesses seek out new ways to act responsibly and give something back to the environment.
Water is increasingly recognised as a valuable natural resource and urgent action is needed in order to help cut down wastage and sustain its availability for generations to come. A recycling system will use much of the water which would normally be discarded from commercial premises for non- potable purposes, such as toilet flushing, washing vehicles and irrigation, saving valuable mains water.
In some parts of the world there is a severe shortage of freshwater, however there are issues closer to home with parts of the UK experiencing similar problems, for example London has a lower average rainfall than Rome, Johannesburg and Brisbane. Recycling waste water is one way businesses can make a significant contribution to a sustainable water future, with reductions on mains water usage of up to 50% possible.
Another benefit of using recycled water is the inherent cost savings that are achievable. By replacing the use of potable water in your daily operations, a consistent, long-term cost reduction stream can be realised.
Utilising water that would normally have been sent to sewerage for irrigation and toilet flushing will help contribute to substantial cost savings.
In an era where everyone is expected to do their bit for the environment, water recycling has grown in popularity and is seen as a simple solution to meeting water demands sustainably, and helps mitigate water issues. The recycling of water, as part of a comprehensive water management plan, enables us to be more effective in sustaining this valuable natural resource.