15 Ways To Conserve Water at the Office

15 Ways To Conserve Water at the Office

  1. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.
  2. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.
  3. If you use processed water in your business or facility, look into water recycling.
  4. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.
  5. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.
  6. Become or appoint a water ambassador within your organization who creates, implements and maintains your water conservation program.
  7. Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use.
  8. Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!
  9. If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.
  10. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
  11. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.
  12. Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
  13. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance personnel.
  14. Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.
  15. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.