How can I reduce my business water use?

Every business is different and every solution is different.  Some suggested activities that can help most businesses reduce water use include:

  • Increase employee awareness of water conservation and efficiency.
  • Install high-efficiency urinals and toilets in restrooms, as well as, upgrading water-using fixtures such as cooling towers, pre-rinse spray nozzles, dishwashers, and washing machines to well-engineered products and fixtures that use the least amount of water to get the job done.  Look for products labeled Water Sense and Energy Star to ensure that they meet the criteria.
  • Reduce toilet water by adjusting flush valves or installing dams and flapper mechanisms.
  • Install faucet aerators and flow reducers where possible.
  • Check the water supply system for leaks and make repairs as soon as possible.
  • Turn off any unnecessary flows.
  • Repair dripping faucets, showers, and continuously running or leaking toilets.
  • Shut off water supply to equipment rooms not in use.
  • Do not use running water to melt ice or frozen foods.
  • Use water-conserving ice makers.
  • Set irrigation controllers to only water as needed.  In the summer, follow the Voluntary Watering Schedule
  • Do not water on windy days or right after it has rained.
  • Make repairs to sprinkler heads and water lines as soon as you find damage or a leak.
  • Do not hose down sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots.
  • Wash autos, buses, and trucks less often.

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1. What is Spotsylvania County's Water Conservation Initiative?
2. What is water conservation?
3. What is efficient water use?
4. What is water waste versus water loss?
5. What are the benefits of water conservation?
6. How can I reduce my family's water use?
7. How can I reduce my business water use?
8. What is the Voluntary Watering Schedule?