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Water Saving Devices & Cost Effective Practices

Water Saving Devices & Cost Effective Practices

How to save water. This informative good practice guide describes a range of cost-effective water saving devices and practices - some with paybacks of only a few days.

The guide highlights the typical water savings that can be achieved for industrial and commercial applications and explains how to identify the most appropriate devices and practices for specific equipment, processes or sites.

All industrial and commercial organisations use water. Most organisations take water for granted and few know exactly how much water they are using. Many organisations are paying more in water and effluent charges than they need to and can probably reduce their water consumption simply and inexpensively.

Water saving measures

What company can afford to ignore the savings that could be achieved by following the advice given in this good practice guide?

Other companies, including their competitors, may have already implemented water saving measures and could be paying less in water and effluent charges per unit of production or service.

Water saving devices and practices applicable to industrial and commercial sites are described in two separate Sections. However, operators of industrial sites are also advised to read the practical advice on saving water at commercial sites. The suggested actions are summarised in a series of comprehensive tables, which include an indication of the potential costs and payback period.

The potential cost savings and other benefits of reducing water consumption are illustrated in examples from industrial and commercial sites.

There is an action plan near the end of this guide to help focus on the ideas that are most relevant to individual organisations.

The water saving devices and practices described in this guide are intended to be implemented as part of a systematic water saving campaign.

Contents of the guide

  • How can this guide help?
  • Carrying out a water use survey
  • The tale of one cubic metre of water
  • Choosing water saving devices and practices
  • First considerations
  • Estimating potential savings
  • The impact of water savings on operating costs
  • Setting the project budget
  • Identifying appropriate water saving devices and practices
  • Identifying project costs
  • Worked example for a commercial site
  • Water saving devices and practices for industrial sites
  • General water use
  • Cleaning and wash-down
  • Process plant
  • Water saving devices and practices for commercial sites
  • General water use
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Showers
  • Gardening
  • Laboratories
  • Garages
  • Measuring water use and flow
  • Action plan... request a copy of the full document >>
Extracted from "Cost Effective Water Saving Devices and Practices" © Crown copyright

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