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Reducing Water Usage as a Business

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Most businesses use a lot of energy and water. It is almost unavoidable since you have plenty of staff, they will need to use some water systems like the bathroom and the taps. 

Saving water isn’t usually at the top of the to-do list for any company, but it can be one of the things that set you apart from the competition and keep you firmly in the sustainable and eco-friendly realm.

We tend to consider water usage as standard and a resource that we will always have. 

But if you are on a mission to make your business as sustainable as possible, the added water to your list and use these tips to help. 


Make sure all faucets and showers in the restroom and break room have low-flow restrictors. For example, a low-flow faucet aerator emits less than 1.5 gallons of water per minute against 2.2 gallons for regular faucets. 

Older toilets consume approximately 5 gallons of water every flush, compared to 2 gallons for contemporary high-efficiency toilets. 

Using a low flow can make sure that even if you run the tap for a little too long, you won’t be using even close to the usual amount. 

Collect Water

Consider getting water tanks fitted so that you can begin to collect and use your own rainwater. Collecting and using your own water means that you are contributing to an already stressed delivery system and will have a significant reduction in the energy your business uses. 

Collected rainwater has many uses, and it is worth considering if this is the right fit for your business. 


We are often told to purchase energy-efficient appliances and electrical goods for our homes and our businesses. You can take this further and opt for equipment that is water0efficient too. 

Depending on the industry you are in, it might be possible to switch out high-water usages equipment for a low-water alternative. 

While they might have a higher initial cost, most often, the savings can be substantial in the long run. 

Water Audit

One of the biggest things you can do to change how much water your business is using is to have a water audit. A water audit will look at all of the areas that you are currently using water and how best to reduce the usage, 

Having an audit means you will have a detailed analysis of what you have now and can make those all-important daft-driven decisions on saving water (and saving cash). 


Something that can be of incredible value is to make sure that your staff all know that they are part of making a huge difference in the company. Recycling, sustainability, and being eco-friendly is a big deal. 

Getting your staff involved might offer ideas and solutions you hadn’t considered yet. 

Create a vision for how your business will implement and be involved in earth-saving projects and include all new and old staff. 

If you are drawn to the idea of being eco-friendly for the financial benefits, then here are some great tips for getting that energy bill as low as possible: How To Lower Your Business’s Energy Bill.

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