Take action to conserve water

Top tips from Irish Water
Quick return on investment

Water savings solutions requiring greater investment

  • Sub-metering
    Sub-metering for high water use areas (kitchens, laundry, swimming pools, etc) should be linked to your mains water meter and ideally all data managed in the cloud with alarms sent when consumption exceeds acceptable levels.

    Often the payback on these meters can be very quick as they allow you to identify poor behaviour and reduce consumption. When employees know that they are being measured their performance alters.

  • Pool Covers
    Pool covers reduce evaporation when the pool is not in use. When correctly used, a pool cover can also reduce total energy usage in a swimming pool by up to 30%.

  • Ice Machines
    Use air cooled as opposed to water cooled. If using water cooled, capture the waste water and use it in the pot wash.

  • Rainwater Harvesting
    Capture rainwater and use it for pool backwash or non-potable uses. You can also install a full filtration system for use within the business.

  • New Equipment
    When replacing equipment such as dishwashers and washing machines ensure the new machines are energy efficient and use the minimum quantity of water possible.



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