Conduct a water audit
Monitor monthly utility bills to gauge your consumption. Many times the accounting office just pays the bill. Designate someone to create a water-usage target.
Check for leaks
Check water meters at night or on the weekend to detect leaks. There should be no flow when all water-using fixtures have been turned off.
Upgrade older toilets and urinals
Check for water-saving WaterSense® labeled models. Consider waterless urinals.
Keep restroom fixtures in good repair
Fix leaks promptly and encourage co-workers to report leaks and problems with plumbing and irrigation equipment.
Install an instant water heater near your kitchen / snack room sink
Employees won’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
Install water-saving aerators on faucets
Adding an aerator to all office faucets is one of the least expensive, and more productive ways, to reduce water consumption.
Have qualified assistance
Make sure your plumber / maintenance takes measures to reduce your water, energy and chemical use.
Get employees involved
Place a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter and incentivize water-saving suggestions. Place posters for easy contact for leaks or maintenance issues.
Create a conservation culture
Invite Castle Rock Water conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help promote water savings.
Upgrade operational equipment
Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.
Maximize your cooling towers
If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.
Landscape with colorful, drought-tolerant plants where turf is not needed.
Practice good irrigation
Monitor the irrigation system and do not allow water to run onto walks, streets or down the gutter. Commercial / Non-Residential properties must follow a watering schedule during irrigation season to better manage peak demand and efficient water use.
Use pressurized nozzles
While cleaning sidewalks, use a high-pressurized nozzle (but use a broom when appropriate.)
Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water and only when needed rather than on a schedule.
Install a water bottle filler at water fountains. Drinking tap water eliminates the resources (water, gasoline, energy, etc.) used for manufacturing water bottles and transporting them.