Reduce, reuse, recycle. Those are the three steps we’ve always known could help create a more sustainable world. But what do we do when it comes to water? Businesses often struggle to incorporate water usage into their green initiatives. Businesses need water to operate, and some need a lot of it. However, there are always ways you can reduce the amount of water you’re wasting. It starts with figuring out how much water your business realistically needs to operate and getting as close as possible to that amount of water. Here are a few ways your business can benefit from reducing your water usage.
Spend Less on Water by Using Water Smarter
As a business owner, your first priority is keeping your business running. By reducing the amount of water your company uses, you will see a positive impact on your bottom line. Hot water hits your utility bills in two places, as it takes energy to heat up water. Making small changes, like making sure you measure your water use for cleaning tasks or using the breakroom dishwasher instead of handwashing dishes each day, can make a difference.
Keep in mind that, just like everything else, the cost of water is rising. Every year in the United States, water costs rise anywhere from 5 to 15%. Get ahead of these costs by reducing your water usage.
Be More Sustainable
One of the main reasons why businesses should consider reducing water usage is the environmental impact of wasting water. Businesses use about 12% of the water supply, partly due to inefficient use of water.
Water is in limited supply around the world. In many areas in the United States and abroad, people lack access to clean water. Consider ways that your business can save water in ways that will save money and help save the planet.
Exceed Customer Expectations
Your plan to reduce water use isn’t something you have to keep to yourself. If you have a water saving strategy, and it’s successful, share it with your customers and potential shareholders.
Today’s consumer is focused on the environment and what businesses are doing to be more sustainable. By implementing a water conservation plan, you can show that you’re doing your part to help with this global problem. The next step is showing your customers or end users that you care.
Saving water at your company comes with many benefits, making it a great strategy for any business. If you’re looking for products that will make your business more sustainable, give Pollock Orora a call at 972-263-2126 or reach out online.