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Cash leaking from your water usage?

March 8, 2013 by Jim Giuliano
Posted in: Facility Management, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views


Water rates are on the rise, and it could mean a big hit for your budget.

Half of commercial facilities are paying at least 10% or more on water bills than five years before, according to a survey by Waterless Co. And with the cost of upgrades to U.S. water systems estimated at over $1 trillion over the next 20 years, don’t expect rates to come down anytime soon.

Customers like you are footing the bill, so it’s time to look for ways to keep from drowning in utility costs:

• Fix leaks. Many buildings have leaks that Maintenance either doesn’t know about or won’t fix right away. Whether it’s handled in-house or by a vendor, make sure they’re inspecting for leaks in restrooms, kitchens, etc.

• Go hands-free. Hands-free sensor faucets and soap dispensers do more than cut down on germ-spread. They also control the amount of water use, especially with faucets.

• Flush efficiently. High-efficiency flush valves on toilets use only 1.28 gallons per flush, compared to the standard 1.6, and are relatively inexpensive. Expect to see an ROI.

For more on saving on water costs, go here.

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