Water efficiently in your business and you will save money and insulate your business from increased costs when the price of water rises.
Workplaces use water to support staff, and for various industrial and agricultural practices. Evolving a habit of conserving and reusing water in your workplace will save money and reduce our demand on this precious resource.
Water efficiency can be achieved through a constant focus on addressing water leakage and overuse. The following tips should help:
Fresh water is the lifeblood of nature. In Australia we oscillate between “just enough” water and “not enough”, and the price of water will increasingly fluctuate with this cycle as expensive de-salination plants are used to generate fresh water during droughts. Therefore, we need to ensure we use water in the most efficient way possible, enabling us to reduce the cost (financial and environmental) of using this scarce resource.
Almost every river and wetland system in Australia is under stress from human withdrawal of water. River Red Gums, fish breeding stocks and estuary systems are dying. The human need for water is continuing to expand in the face of this. We need to move towards being as efficient with our water use as nature is.
Clean fresh water from the tap is, for most people in the world, a luxury. As the Australian water supply is stretched, recycled and sterilised at the expense of our waterways, we expose ourselves to toxic algae, chemically treated water and an increased vulnerability to severe drought. Many people across the globe are not so lucky, and a lack of clean water and associated diseases kills tens of millions of children each year. So water wisely, and conserve this precious resource.
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