If you’re concerned about how much water your business is using and how you can find solutions for more water sustainability within your business, you’ll be glad to know that there are likely areas of water consumption and use that your business can improve upon.
To help you see how this can be realized, here are three ways to help your business use less water.
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Think About Where You’re Using Water
Before you can start taking measures that will allow your business to begin using less water, you first have to discover where you’re using water and if that water use is something that can be improved upon in any way. And in most cases, it can be.
For any business equipment that you have that requires the use of water, you should consider how much water is being used and if there’s anything that you can do to reduce the quantity of water that is being used. In some cases, this might require getting newer equipment that has been made with the intent of using less water. While this can be an investment for your business, especially if the water-using equipment is still working for you, if you really are concerned with your water usage and the effect that this could have on the environment and your reputation, this could be a worthwhile investment to make.
Don’t Forget About Your Landscaping
Another area where many businesses use more water than they might even realize is with their landscaping. So if your business has a physical location with landscaping that you’re actively taking care of, it could be worth it to do a water audit of your landscaping practices.
If you find that you’re using more water than you’re comfortable with to maintain the landscaping around your commercial property, one option is to redo your landscaping using more hardscaping or other materials that don’t require water to look beautiful. Drought-resistant plants could be an option, as well as including more mulch rather than having so much grass or plants to water.
Talk About Water-Saving Measures
As for the water that you’re using for the functioning of your business, you may want to speak with your employees about what water-saving measures you can make on a daily basis. By getting everyone at your company on-board with certain water-saving measures, there’s a greater chance that you’ll be able to see real change and improvement with the amount of water your business is using.
Water-saving measures that you can encourage your staff to participate in could include things like using the water-saving features on the toilets in the bathrooms, not leaving the sinks running, and informing maintenance as soon as they notice a leak or signs of a leak.
If you want your business to start using less water, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you see how this can be done.