Commercial Conservation

Consider and compare water use when purchasing things like ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

Educate Employees & Customers

  • Display signs encouraging water conservation
  • Set attainable goals for water reduction by staff
  • Assign an employee to monitor water use
  • Budget water amounts for cleaning and overall usage

Retrofit Equipment

  • Install water saving devices such as toilet dams, flappers, flow reduction valves, faucet aerators and alternative cooling system devices
  • Use water recycling systems whenever possible
  • Install energy and water efficient air conditioning equipment
  • Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water use with practices that use less energy, less water, and fewer chemicals

Put Water Efficiency into Practice

  • Using a hose and nozzle to clean sidewalks uses 8 to 12 gallons of water per minute – With a pressurized Waterbroom®, you will clean more efficiently and use as little as 2.8 gallons of water per minute
  • Instruct clean up crews to budget water usage
  • Check water supply for leaks and repair leaking faucets and toilets
  • Eliminate unecessary continuous flows

Landscape for Water Conservation

  • Limit turf areas to areas of actual need, as picnic areas or sports fields
  • Operate sprinkler systems before sunrise and after sunset to avoid evaporation
  • Consider rainfall and evapotranspiration rates when determining watering
  • Use a rain sensor to turn off system when raining
  • Hire a landscape manager or green landscaper to plan a water friendly landscape
  • Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets or down the gutter