What to do About Water
In terms of the main actions, these can be categorised under three main headings:
WATER PAID FOR
This ensures that there is a system in place that allows easy on-going analysis of water use that will facilitate benchmarking and early leak detection. Through ensuring this, and minimising leaks, it can ensure that your hospital is only using the water it pays for.
In order to start reducing the water actually used throughout the hospital, a better understanding of where, when and why water is used is needed. Through monitoring the daily use profile, strategic sub-metering of the site and surveying the main users, a water use reduction plan can be developed.
WATER THAT SHOULD BE USED
Once leaks have been minimised and a thorough understanding of water use generated, then identifying options to reduce can begin. This will firstly involve comparing your hospital to best practice benchmarks. Then, based on your site, you may want to address any number of areas including best practice flow rates, regulating pressure in the distribution system, addressing large users such as, for example, reverse osmosis or kitchen equipment.