Tap Tips at Work

Who is
responsible?

We all are!
Make sure you
don't waste water
in everyday
activities. But it's important that one person has overall responsibility for water conservation in your business.

  • Read your water meter regularly

Record meter readings on a regular basis. This will allow you to identify trends in water consumption. By observing your trends, you will be able to identify changes in water usage that may not otherwise be apparent.

  • Carry out a leak test

A simple leak test will indicate if you are wasting water.

  • Carry out a water audit

A water audit will allow you to assess your plumbing appliances and fittings for water efficiencies. It is also important to look at practices that use water such as cleaning. Take our water audit quiz.

  • Eliminate automatic flushing cisterns

Many urinals flush 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year whether there is anyone at work or not! Fit flush controls on urinals.

Check toilet cisterns

43% of all the water used at work is flushed down the toilet. Some larger toilet cisterns can continue to work
effectively with a smaller
flush. Place a
displacement device
such as a hippo bag
or a bottle of water
into the
cistern.

  • New equipment

Replace worn out or broken equipment with systems that use water efficiently. When purchasing new equipment make sure it uses water efficiently.

  • No hose policy

A hose uses 500 litres of water in one hour. Don't use a hose when cleaning paths, patios and driveways. Use a shovel and brush instead.

Watering plants

Select plants that
need little water.
If possible fit a
water butt to
collect rainwater
to water indoor
and outdoor plants.

  • Awareness

Involve all staff and make everyone aware of water conservation.

Take the Quiz...

Are you using more water than you need to?

Take the water audit quiz and find out! You could even save money on your water bill.

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Why Save Water?

Water is a valuable resource, yet we often take it for granted. Use less water and reduce the cost of your water bill, reduce your energy bills and show your organisation cares about the environment. Using less water will also ensure there’s plenty for all of us including new housing and commercial developments.

Push taps, aerators, displacement
devices and more...


A simple leak test will
indicate if you are
wasting water.