Guide

Water reviews, policies and action plans

Use a systematic approach to reduce water use

Because your business may use water for a number of different purposes, you should try to avoid an ad hoc approach to improving water efficiency. It is much more efficient to develop a business-wide water policy that includes all of your water needs.

Adopting a systematic approach can also help you to:

  • identify all of the achievable savings
  • avoid the exercise becoming a one-off 'purge'
  • pursue ongoing savings
  • ensure staff are motivated to help
  • implement ideas more easily
  • make sure the programme doesn't lose momentum and disappear

You can manage your water use by adopting a systematic approach that includes:

If your business has an environmental management system (EMS) - or you're setting one up - you should use it to manage your water use.