Cutting water costs is one of the easiest ways to increase profits.
It will also help you to meet supply chain demands to improve your
Adopting a systematic approach to reducing water use helps you save money
and meet increasing Governmental and environmental demands.
Top tips for reducing water consumption:
- Switch off water supply when not needed.
- Avoid overflows and eliminate leaks.
- Fit flow restrictors and automatic shut-off devices.
- Provide training and clear instructions for operators.
- Avoid unnecessary cleaning.
- Sweep up slurries rather than using a hose.
- Consider re-using/recycling wash or rinse waters.
- Use natural convection or forced air cooling instead of water
cooling where appropriate.
- Consider using process wastewater as cooling water.
- Measure your water use and check for leaks regularly.
- Encorporate water monitoring and controls together with
an intelligent, properly designed, building management system
For the best long-term benefits, look for solutions in the following order:
This may involve a fundamental change so that the basic process
produces less waste in:
- raw material
This may mean:
- streamlining processes
- better housekeeping
- low-cost changes to avoid unnecessary waste from
the existing process
This is about getting value from waste materials that otherwise
would have a disposal cost.
It is more cost-effective to limit the production of waste in the
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