By Tony Ellerker, Director of Blakes M&E Building Services
It’s the ugly truth – businesses use too much water. According to Thames Water, a typical office uses 50 litres of water per employee per day, and the fact is that this isn’t just inefficient and bad for the environment, but it’s also costing you money. Water is an expense just like any utility, and the odds are good that your business’s water bill doesn’t have to be nearly as high as it is.
Here are a few simple, cost-effective ways you can reduce the water-use of your business by saving water in the office.
- Install water-saving devices
One final note – you can claim back 100% of the cost of water-saving capital assets against your taxable profits in your business’ first year. More information here.
- Be diligent and check the meters
- Find the internal stop tap
- Arrange a water audit
- Insulate your pipes
- Find creative ways to get the staff involved
- Fit water butts