Water waste reduction
Eliminating water waste isn’t just about reducing your business’s environmental impact, it’s about reducing cost, increasing profit and enhancing production capacity. It’s about making smart decisions that enable your business to operate more efficiently, more effectively without wasting money. When you see water running down the drain, we see your business’s profits going with it.
Why is water waste wasted money?
There are several direct and indirect costs associated with inefficient water usage and while some may only have a small impact in your business’s bottom line there are several that impact it hugely and when added together on an industrial scale, equate to thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted each year. So let’s get the most obvious causes out of the way first.
Higher water bills
If your business operates in cities where water is an additional service charge then using more than you need means more money going to the water services provider, and less staying in your accounts. Just as businesses are looking to reduce their power usage to create efficiencies the same efficiencies can be achieved with more effective and efficient water usage.
Higher water discharge rates
Many commercial enterprises pay the council per ㎥ of water discharged. If you can reduce the amount of consumption then you reduce the amount of discharge, which also saves the business money. More efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems can save you money at both ends, while also reducing power consumption, which is the third saving.
Higher power rates
An inefficient boiler system can also draw on more power to cool or heat the water being used. In many cases, the three wastages combined can equate to several employee salaries and some asset purchases can be tax-deductable, which could result in reduced money to the government and more for business growth.
Many businesses find it hard to justify investment in efficiency-improving assets. Rather than implement a short-term asset acquisition strategy for long-term gains they would rather see lower longer-term financial losses which are easier to ignore. Ultimately the latter approach can cost a business a lot more in a financial sense.
As an example, a business acquiring $300,000 of water in a year, spending $50,000 to heat it and then discharging $300,000 worth could achieve a saving of 20% using a more efficient system. This could equate to a real-term saving of $130,000 per annum, resulting in an asset payback within 4 months.
How to save money and reduce water waste
Here at Flow Energy we’re passionate about reducing waste and improving efficiency. Whether we’re reducing financial waste, water waste or wasted time we’re here to make the process easy and to deliver measurable results for your business.
Remote energy monitoring
We can install a remote, wireless monitoring system to measure water, heat, energy, temperature and power consumption to locate areas of inefficiency and to isolate locations where investment will deliver the quickest returns.
From consulting on the best HVAC system for your business to offering tender and turnkey solutions we’re your partner in energy efficiency and industrial energy waste reduction. From install to ongoing management and maintenance we’re here to ensure you have the power to grow.
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