Business Water and Wastewater Management and Audits
Crippling drought and an increased demand due to population growth is driving business to rethink how they can best utilise this precious resource. The Ecoefficiency Group has over 20 years’ experience offering a range of water and wastewater management services to help your business better understand how it currently uses its water and efficiency opportunities. Services include identifying operational inefficiencies, carrying out water audits, developing management plans, engaging and educating staff and undertaking technology assessments.
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Why consider the services of a water and wastewater management consultant?
The Ecoefficiency Group uses the water hierarchy to help businesses realise the best achievable water savings and meet water quality management requirements. The hierarchy gives highest priority to:
- Avoiding the water use if waterless options exist
- Reducing water through its efficient use
- Reusing water for “fit-for-purpose” uses including rainwater and stormwater harvesting
- Recycling of water
- Disposal in the most ecologically sensitive way.
The value of business water and wastewater consultants
The Ecoefficiency Group offers a range of waste management services, that can assist your business to become more sustainable and waste efficient.Guidance from a water and wastewater consultant can help your business benefit from:
Lower water and wastewater or sewage costs from reduced water consumption and reduced energy consumption, carbon emissions, chemical and labour costs related to saving treated, heated or chilled water.
Water management results in efficient use of a limited resource and the responsible disposal of wastewater.
With increasing drought, more and more communities are under water stress which increases the need to apply water restrictions. Good water management means you understand you water use and are ready for water challenges. It can also help you prove to your community that you value our shared water resource and provide a licence to operate in water constrained regions.
Understanding and managing stormwater flows on your site can reduce exposure to flood damage.
Good water management will ensure compliance with water regulations and improved relations with regulators.
How The Ecoefficiency Group’s water consultants can help you
Our Business water management can help you to reduce your company’s water waste, operating costs and environmental impact. Water waste management with The Ecoefficiency Group includes:
Water audits can help your business understand its water flows and usage by balancing the water use of your business’s equipment, fixtures and activities with that delivered through your site meter. Audits help to reveal unexplained losses such as leaks and areas of waste.
Water management plans quantify current water use and identify areas of waste and opportunities to reduce water and energy consumption. Detailed plans can include cost-benefit analysis.
Benchmarking allows you to compare how much water is used by your site, specific equipment or activities, over time. Benchmarking allows your business to measure and report on its performance internally or against other similar businesses.
Technology assessments describes the water or wastewater technology, compare it with established technologies, discuss the environmental, economic and social benefits and drawbacks. They often provide case studies of its application by other businesses and make recommendations around the technology’s suitability to your business.
The Ecoefficiency Group can develop targeted engaging educational and training materials including online training modules, videos, quizzes, case studies, factsheets, manuals and guidelines to suit your business.
Water stewardship is the socially and culturally equitable use of water which is environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial. It provides a framework for the fair and responsible use of water resources. For an individual business, this involves a holistic approach which considers site level water use in relation to a whole catchment. This is achieved through a stakeholder inclusive process that looks at both site and catchment-based actions. The team at The Ecoefficiency Group are Credentialed Water Stewardship Specialists and can guide you through to becoming recognised Water Stewards with the Australian Water Stewardship Alliance.
How The Ecoefficiency Group can help your business
The Ecoefficiency Group offers a full range of services to help businesses become more environmentally efficient. They also provide an initial consultation, both short- and long-term contracts, as well as ongoing advice and project management. By working with The Ecoefficiency Group, you will be provided insights and advice on the latest waste management products and practices, and can feel confident knowing that your business is operating financially and environmentally efficiently.
Contact Us today for an initial consultation and to find out more about how waste management can help your business.
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We certainly can. We will need to discuss your specific situation, however, a water audit and management plan is often the first step towards better water management.
A water audit will provide a detailed account of your business’s historical water consumption. This can highlight areas of inefficiency and also act as a baseline for future analyses. You will receive an on-site survey of any water-using hardware, fixtures or equipment and an assessment of your current water management practices in order to develop a water balance for your site. This will include practical suggestions for water-efficient products or measures to reduce your overall water consumption. Where required, we will install temporary or permanent real time water meters to ensure we gather robust and meaningful data on your water use.
The time for a water audit depends on the complexity of your site. For simple sites it can take less than a month to complete however, for more complex site it may require the installation of flow meters to provide a sufficiently accurate picture of water use. We are keen to discuss your unique situation.
There are actions you can take to reduce your water use. Contact us to discuss your situation.
We are experienced in the management wastewater treatment plants. Often better water management upstream of the wastewater plant is a better place to start. The Ecoefficiency Group brings a holistic approach to water and wastewater management.
We have experience in helping businesses and industries investigate all water saving opportunities. We would love to discuss your situation.
We find complex industrial sites really interesting and appreciate the challenge they provide to get the best outcome for our clients in terms of water and resource savings and costs benefits. Please contact us to discuss your situation.