Some water saving measures are quick and free to implement. Others may require significant investment but lead to sizeable, long-term savings. You should look at what your budget is, what the payback periods are for the different measures and choose the most appropriate measures for your business.
Ways to save water
Water saving measures you may want to consider include:
- checking water meters and for leaks and overflows
- reviewing heating and hot water systems
- checking cooling systems
- collecting rainwater
- reducing water use from washrooms, catering facilities, laundry facilities and other commercial activities
- using efficient cleaning and rinsing techniques and redesigning processes
Northern Ireland Water should understand your business' particular needs and may be able to offer practical advice on saving water - eg by installing sub-meters or using on-site monitoring.
Tax breaks for water efficient equipment
Many of the technologies your business could employ to reduce water use may be eligible for tax allowances under the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.