Water is one of the most natural resources we have. With Australia being a drought prone nation, protecting and conserving water is always foremost in our minds.
Conserving water has become so serious, local Councils enforce water restrictions to ensure we will have plenty of fresh, sanitised drinking water well into the future.
Here, MJ Walker Plumbing share some tips on how to conserve water in your business premises so your work place also contributes to water being plentifully in the future:
Install water flow devices to reduce the amount of water flowing from the tap.
If there is a dishwasher, run it when full as a dishwasher will use less water than a sink full of suds.
Install water flow devices to taps and shower heads if there is a shower room. Regularly inspect office toilets to ensure they aren’t dripping or leaking.
Gardens and common areas
If there is no automatic irrigation system, water lawns and plants (only if necessary) late afternoon after the heat of the day has dissipated.
Sweep paths and driveways rather than washing down with the hose.
Catch rainwater in rainwater tanks to ease the use of town water.
Adhere to any local water restrictions that affect businesses and industrial areas.
With some simple changes, you can significantly reduce the amount of water your business uses. As always, fix any leaking toilets or taps immediately as a leaking tap or toilet can waste litres and litres of precious water.
Educating staff on how they can play their part to conserve water will help to reduce any unnecessary waste.
MJ Walker Plumbing can also conduct a water efficiency survey at your workplace to see if there are ways you can further reduce your water consumption, which can lead to significant savings in water costs. Ask us how!
If you want to replace any fittings at your business premises with more water efficient models, call MJ Walker Plumbing on 07 5573 5846. We service all the greater Gold Coast areas and have over 20 years experience in the plumbing and gas industries and all our workmanship has a full 12 month warranty!