Guide

Monitor your water use

What is a water balance?

A water balance is a management tool that can be used to show where water enters and leaves your business, and how it's used in between. It provides a way of gathering and presenting information about water use that can help you to:

  • understand and manage your water and wastewater more efficiently
  • work out where you can cut water and water treatment costs
  • detect leaks

Developing a water balance is a straightforward step-by-step process that involves:

You should make sure you review and update the water balance regularly.