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Water Conservation Tips from JC Plumbing: Part III

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You are now empowered to save water in your place of residence both inside and outside, but most people spend the majority of their time in their place of business. For the business owner, there are many opportunities to save water without putting a lock on the faucets. Through these simple methods, thousands of dollars can be saved versus previous years. Pleasing shareholders with efficient thinking is a prime way to stand out as a leader in your business.


Encourage Courage

Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas. You would be surprised what your employees might come up with. A simple $50 bonus offered as a reward could save the company thousands and is a wonderful team-building exercise.


Posting hotlines in company bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to a facility manager or maintenance personnel is a good way to ensure your employees contribute to your water saving goal. If your company has a go-to guy like JC Plumbing, then you can post their information to guarantee they’re familiar with the building history before they enter.

Water Audit

Get a water audit performed by your state government to determine your building’s use. Once you have a number, you can use this as your starting point before beginning your water-saving campaign. Posting the progress of your water usage will also Encourage Courage among your team to reach a better goal of consumption.

Regular Maintenance

Having a go-to service tech or plumber is the best way to ensure quality maintenance. Having this person come in on a regular schedule (every six months to a year) to inspect, clean, lubricate, and tighten the premises can help you avoid trouble in the future should anything go unnoticed for too long.


If your building uses processed water, there are options that allow for water recycling and reuse through onsite reclamation facilities. Water can be re-directed to water inside or outside plants after it has been filtered from sinks and drains located throughout the building.


Consider invisible energy costs with your building’s water. What does the water pump cost to run? Water heating, chemical treatment, or sewer expenses? Low-tech options using ancient ideas of weight and levers might be a more affordable option than a loud industrial pump. The Egyptian method of moving water is a better option for irrigation than pumps while solar water heaters use old ideas to heat water. While some construction might be required to utilize this old way of doing things, once it is set up, it is more efficient than modern methods because these require little to no energy to keep running.


By becoming a Watersense Partner and participating in their events, educational seminars, and receiving their newsletter helps a great deal by both encouraging you and informing you to be more water-conscience. Watersense labeled products are located everywhere but using them in your business can give you great tax incentives at the end of the year. While this is only one method of saving, it can be a very important one as the amounts add up.


In Conclusion

There are many options available to you for saving water. Don’t let anything become an excuse to waste money. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do.

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