Being conscious of the amount of water you use at home and in your work place is of paramount importance. It is up to you and I to be water wise and keep in mind our fellow co-workers and friends.
If landscaping is watered, make sure it’s done in the morning. Temperatures are cooler in the morning, meaning more of the water goes into the soil.
CHECK YOUR FAUCETS FOR LEAKS
Fix broken faucets to avoid leakage. Check the drip calculator regularly to tell you how much water your dripping faucet is wasting, meaning you can change it accordingly.
INSTALL LOW-FLOW TOILETS
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the largest share of water in office buildings is through bathroom use.
Put SIGNS up reminding your co-workers to turn off the water after use.
Signs in the office kitchen can remind people to compost food scraps instead of using the garbage disposal, which uses water each time.
Make sure that co-workers know that the company is focused on water conservation. Writing policies into the employee handbook sends a message that sustainability is an important concept to management and integral to the company’s mission.
Don’t use water for cleaning tasks that can be done with other tools: sweep sidewalks and floors instead of pressure washing them.
If there is grass on the grounds of your workplace, consider removing the turf. Native plants can use up to 83 percent less water than turf grass.
INSTALL FAUCET AERATORS
Attach aerators to hand-washing faucets. Aerators mix water with air, creating a more misty spray and using less water than conventional faucets.
Install a rain barrel system for landscaping and cooling needs. Investigate your cooling system to find out if it can use alternative sources of water like captured rainwater.