Leaky faucets waste thousands of litres of fresh water each year, It’s a costly mistake for your wallet and the environment which needs to be avoided. While we focus on these situations only in institutions & offices, these tips can also apply to homes & apartment to cut costs and save water. A slow drip can waste about 21-30 litres of water per day, adding up to more than 10,000+ litres of water per annum. A more significant faucet leak can waste 90 to hundreds of litres of wastewater per day.
Money wasted = Cost of Water leaked + Water Management Cost
Common types of leaks found in the office include worn out toilet flappers/washer, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves at Kitchen or cafeteria. Offices with garden should also inspect drip system to identify leaks.
Keep your office & homes leak-free, in most cases, fixture replacement parts don’t require a major investment. Reducing water consumption will also save money on pumping equipment’s, and in turn will lower the cost of transporting water, potentially further reducing your water bill.
*Leak Detection Methods:*
A good method to check for leaks is to examine your average water usage. If any irregularity observed, than you probably have a leak in pipes.Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring agent in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 15 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.Awards employees if they detect a leak. Plan and make sure every leak is reported to the management.