Industrial, Commerical and Institutional
IS YOUR BUSINESS WATER WISE?
Did you know that in the Phoenix metropolitan area, 30% of the water is used by industrial and commercial customers? This translates to 44.6 trillion gallons of water each year. Imagine, just a 10% reduction in commercial and industrial water use would provide enough water for more than 137,000 families for one year.
By conserving water, do you realize you have put into motion a trickle down effect? For example, water conservation reduces wastewater flows which in turn reduce the sewer portion of your water bill. Reductions in hot water use, reduces energy use which reduces your energy bill. Water conservation can help cut costs in water, wastewater, energy and maintenance.
Many businesses today may be seen as water wasters or water hogs for various reasons that may include water running into the street from irrigation systems, leaky faucets and running toilets. Simple monthly maintenance can eliminate these issues. Being proactive in water conservation demonstrates a willingness to conserve a valuable natural resource.
One way the Town of Gilbert’s Water Conservation Office is helping our commercial and industrial customers improve their water use efficiency is by making available free of charge, the “Facility Manager’s Guide to Water Management”. This guide book provides step-by-step instructions and suggestions on how to develop and implement a water conservation program for your facility.
The Town of Gilbert also offers a free Water Efficiency Audit to all its commercial and industrial customers. This audit is performed by a Water Conservation Specialist who can give you a better understanding of where and how much water is used through out the facility and where the best places are to achieve the desired results. This audit is available free of charge and is available upon request.
Although the beginning of 2005 brought the valley much needed rain, one wet winter does not make up for nine years of below average rainfall. Arizona continues to be in a drought. Conserving water now will continue to ensure your business will operate efficiently. For more information, please contact our offices at (480) 503-6098.
- Facility Manager’s Guide to Water Conservation - encourages water conservation in the workplace by providing businesses and industrial water users with the basic tools for an in-house water conservation program.