The issue of water sustainability was never on the agenda of most businesses. But in recent years, it has become evident that their survival depends on it. The commercial sector is the second-biggest consumer of publicly supplied water, accounting for over 15.9 billion gallons of water per day. However, water sustainability is now moving up the business agenda, with more businesses working to decrease this number each year.

Businesses are starting to understand just how important it is to make changes — both for the business and the planet. The discussion of water sustainability is not only limited to environment meetings and climate debates anymore. It has now found its way to the board room meetings and annual reports, especially in the business world.

Water is a basic necessity of all life on Earth, as well as the economy. But most of the water supply is corrupted by pollution, climate change, overuse, scarcity and countless other problems. Therefore, the importance of freshwater and advocacy for the sustainable management of freshwater resources is a reminder to take a closer look at their conservation efforts.

While businesses have started seeing water as a precious resource, they’ve also identified the opportunity to save money. By focusing on long-term solutions that add to their sustainability value, businesses can operate more efficiently and effectively. With water management at the centre of their environmental strategy, they can overcome the challenges of increasing cost and waste while using water more sustainably.

It is an opportunity for businesses to step up and embed more sustainable practices in their supply chains – not only to help the environment but to meet the demand of consumers who are increasingly changing their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the planet. But the question is if a business wants to change its water management strategy, where should it start?

So the first step to water sustainability is to identify the possible water scarcity risks facing your company and review the major water issues. Different types of businesses also use water differently and in varying amounts. So by defining the opportunities, they can set a course for their water sustainability program.

Some of these opportunities include decreasing water scarcity risks, reducing costs through resource conservation and achieving competitive advantage through improving environmental performance. Next, they need to take a closer look at their water consumption model.

Businesses must keep detailed records of their water usage by installing meters to gather data at regular intervals. They can also collect data from a water or energy management system for a complete picture of your water-related costs, including utility bills, equipment operation and treatment costs.

At CET-Enviro, we help corporates to be profitable with much smaller water use and carbon footprint. As a pioneer in the water sustainability model, we are offering support to businesses customers in the form of our water-saving technologies, developed to reap the benefits of reducing waste and using resources more efficiently.

To recycle more water while building a consensus, we provide an automated “Green” technology that continuously cleans the cooling tower water and augments the cooling performance without any chemicals. It prevents biofouling, scaling in water systems, which mean 100% savings on chemicals, 20% – 40% decrease in water usage, 5% – 15% lower energy costs and 10% – 50% reduction in labour costs.

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