Think before you flush!

toilet flushAs we are now (hopefully) entering the drier summer months it seems like the perfect time to think about water conservation. Are you doing all that you can to save water in your premises and on your projects. EQ are working with a client where as well as implementing traditional best practice such as:-

Good Housekeeping (ensure no leaks no unnoticed )

Water Champions (ensure water using appliances are switched off when not in use)

Metering and auditing

Adjustment of water using appliances

Water efficient dust suppression

We have also converted all the urinals on a project to waterless ones saving 140 litres per week per urinal. As it is a long project with a lot of employees that’s a lot of litres of water saved. We have also installed dart taps so further water can be saved and it’s not just the water and the money that saves but if you are on a tanked construction site think of all the water that usually goes into the tanks – we estimated that as much as 80% of the contents being emptied is water!

I am glad to see that it’s not just myself that takes an interest in toilet facilities – Arups are currently working with a toilet inventor on a novel system that uses air assistance to generate a maximum of 1.5 litres of water per flush – the typical dual flush toilet uses between 4 and 6 litres! The firm has developed a universal connector so that it can be fitted to existing drainage systems and are currently testing it within its London offices.

Check out Arups website for more information on their toilet developments or contact EQ to see how we can work with you to save water and money.