Tips for saving water at work

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A typical office uses around 50 litres of water per full-time employee each day.

Businesses like gyms, hotels and restaurants use far more for cleaning, showers and cooking, while factories and plants can use thousands of litres in their processes.

Follow these simple instructions to help your business to save water, energy and money.

1. Order water-saving freebies and fit them to your taps, toilets and showers

Simply choose your freebies and have them delivered to your door. You can then fit them, forget about them and start saving water, energy and money straight away.

Order your freebies

2. Download our Saving water in your business pack

Our pack explains how to monitor and measure your water use and make your business as efficient as possible in a few easy steps.

3. Install urinal controls and fix leaky loos and taps

An average unmanaged urinal cistern flushes four times an hour, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, using 315 m³ of water.

Reducing the flush frequency and preventing flushing when nobody is at work can reduce this to 36 m³, saving up to £597 per year.

A leaking toilet can waste up to 400 litres of water each day, adding an extra £312 on your annual bill. A single dripping tap can mean up to £47 extra on your bill, when often an inexpensive washer is all that is needed.

Find out how to check for leaky loos and get them fixed

4. Fit water butts to collect rainwater for watering your ground

Harvesting rainwater will save you money on your water bill, plants will prefer non-treated water and you will reduce surface water flood risks by collecting water from the roof.

You can buy a discounted water-butt online with free delivery here.

5. Invest in water efficient equipment

Water efficient equipment can reduce operating costs and pay for itself in a short space of time.

You can also claim back 100 per cent first-year capital allowances on investments in technologies and products that encourage sustainable water use.

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