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Water Efficiency

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  1. WATER Water Efficiency Thaddeus Dell CEnv MIEMA

  2. Water Efficiency • Water efficiency … why? • Legislation • Measurement & Management • Taking Action • Case studies • Steps to success

  3. Why water efficiency…why? • Environmental impact • 0.6kg CO2 per m3 • Cost – often the forgotten utility • Customer satisfaction

  4. Legislation • Anyone abstracting? • Anyone disposing of treated/contaminated water? • Talk to your water company about consents. • Anyone misusing water? • The treatment rule – possibilities for negotiation to get a discount.

  5. Measurement & Management • Measured in cubic meters (m3) • 1 m3 = 1000 litres • Current cost ~ £2 / m3 • 1 litre bottle of supermarket’s own brand spring water ~ £0.89p

  6. Measurement and Management • Billing • Supply & Treatment (The double edged sword of water) • Any leaks? • Monitoring for free www.envirowise.gov.uk • Paying for monitoring

  7. Measurement & Management

  8. Taking Action • Water walk round • Tips • Talking to staff • What to look out for • Communication • Monitoring • Installing measures • Plan-Check-Act

  9. Brick in the Cistern • Old cisterns? ~9 litres/flush • Install displacement devices - save ~ 1 litre/flush • 5 flushes/day =50 litres/day = 12.5 m3/year = £25 year saving! • And they’re free!! Contact your supplier

  10. Cisterns • old cisterns? ~9 litres/flush • install new low flush toilets ~ 4.5 litre/flush • say 10 guests, 5 flushes/day =225 litres/day = 56 m3/year = £112 year saving!

  11. Urinals • 50% saving in your building • Do they have controls? • Maintenance

  12. Taps and other devices • Don’t leave taps dripping/running • Adjustment to flow • Devices • Efficiency of water consuming products – what to look for

  13. Case Study – Holiday Camp • 19 m3/hour leakage reduction • 10 m3/hour water efficiency reduction • £250,000 annual saving • Leakage detection and repair • Hydrant maintenance • Emergency repair service • Water balance by sub metering • Process improvements • Urinal control, including smell • Plumbing maintenance

  14. Steps to success • Monitor water use • Use the spot check in your pack • Introduce changes which will help save water (and save money!) • Get staff and customers to save water • Promote this to your customers Your business needs to:

  15. Get results For further information : www.envirowise.gov.uk Look in the water section Get a FastTrack visit Tax breaks for installing water efficient technologies www.eca.gov.uk