A data logger is a temporary water meter that collects data about water use. You can use them in different parts of your business to track where water is being used.
Water leaks on your site can account for 15% of your water use. That's why preventing and repairing leaks is one of the easiest ways for you to save water and money for your business, and it involves minimal capital outlay. There are lots of measures you and your staff can take to spot, prevent and repair leaks.
Before you can fix leaks, you have to find them. We recommend that you systematically review all the parts of your business that use water. This will also help you better understand water use across your business. It will allow you to:
A water audit may include:
Set up a program of regular checks and maintenance to help you identify and avoid leaks. This includes:
Check your bill and compare it with previous bills for the same time period. If there are increases in water use you can't account for, you may have a leak.
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Don't wait for your bill to find out how much water you've used. Regular meter readings can help you identify leaks. These are the things you can do:
If you're not sure how much water you should be using, compare your water use to other businesses in your industry. Benchmarks for water use are a great way to find out typical water use for similar business activities. Once you know how much water your business should be using, it's easier to see if you might have a leak.
Save money by educating staff and contractors to identify and report leaks. Staff should know:
You could spread the word by:
If you've identified a problem, engage an experienced licensed plumber. We recommend that you:
For leaks in specialist equipment for your industry, you may need to refer repairs to the manufacturer.