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Water Conservation Tips for Your Business

Have a Water-Wise Evaluation performed to detect wasteful water use in your business.

In the Bathroom

Business RestroomPrevent toilet leaks by inspecting the restrooms on your property.
A leaking toilet can waste more than 50 gallons of water per day, while a dripping faucet can waste up to 1,000 gallons per week. Find and repair all leaks on your property and you can prevent the loss of several gallons of water each day.

Conduct a toilet dye test.
Many silent leaks go undetected. A simple dye test in your toilet tank can help identify costly leaks. Contact us for more information and FREE dye tablets.

Install a high-efficiency toilet or urinal.
Replacing your old toilet or urinal may help you save money and help conserve water. We offer cash rebates up to $200 when you replace older fixtures. 


In the Kitchen/Laundry Room


Business KitchenYour sink doesn’t need watering.
Running tap water while washing dishes can waste 2.5 gallons every minute. Fill the kitchen sink and dip dishes in water to wash or rinse. Consider installing foot pedals. Do not use running water to thaw food.

Install a low-flow faucet aerator.
These devices are the most effective and inexpensive way to reduce water use at the tap. A regular faucet uses about 2.5 or more gallons per minute. By installing a low-flow aerator you can curb water use to only 1.5 gallons per minute. Low-flow aerators can be attached to existing faucets. Contact us for FREE aerators.

Upgrade your laundry room.
Replace old, inefficient clothes washers. High-efficiency clothes washers use 40% less water and energy. Wash only full loads of laundry. We offer cash rebates up to $200 towards the purchase of commercial high-efficiency clothes washers. 


Around Your Property


Business PropertyInform your employees about ways they can conserve water.
Train them on the proper use of water using devices and appliances. Relay the importance of reporting and fixing leaks and being diligent about other wasteful practices.

Conduct monthly property maintenance.
Shut off or turn down water supply systems not in use. Read your business’ water meter. If you see spikes in water use check for leaks. Check your water pressure and install pressure-reducing valves if it is higher than 70 psi.

Watering the sidewalk won’t make it grow.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean all paved areas. If hosing, use self-closing hose nozzles, or turn off water between rinses. Contact us for FREE garden shut-off nozzles.

Water only what your plants need.
Be sure sprinklers are adjusted to water only plants and lawns, and water only at night or early morning. Be mindful of seasonal changes and regulate the schedule of your sprinklers; water may not be needed on rainy or cooler days. Soil moisture meters are great in helping you detect the right amount of water to efficiently water your lawn.

Plant water-wise gardens that include climate-appropriate plants.

 

 

 

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Last updated: 3/30/2012 2:22:38 PM