Our global society is moving at a pace that hinders water from reaching its full potential as a renewable resource. Fresh water has been limited to a finite resource. Water resources, such as groundwater, are declining as a result of their inability to replenish at the same rate as our rising population and increased agricultural operations. In short, humans are consuming water at an unsustainable and challenging scale. This article highlights the latest water technology trends and explains how it is beneficial to end users.
Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is one among the United Nations General Assembly’s sustainable development goals. Water is the most valuable resource on the planet. Without it, no person or nation can survive. Such facts are becoming extremely relevant as the world’s fresh water resources decline and demand rises. Adoption of smart water technology will be the key for overcoming this major crisis.
If measures are not taken to preserve supplies, the UK could face severe water scarcity.
According to the Environment Agency, we do not have enough facilities to conserve water from the wetter winter season to the drier summer season. The chair of the Environment Agency stated that If action is not made to conserve supplies, the UK could face water shortages by 2050. The Environmental Agency is insisting consumers to become more water aware and to manage water efficiently. It stated that water leakage must be drastically minimized, and it does not rule out the possibility of increase in water bills.
Water technology is the key for water savings
Water is a valuable resource that humans have sometimes taken for granted, but with the increasing public water-saving awareness, a greater emphasis on personal responsibility, and breakthroughs in advanced technology, we’re better positioned than ever to address this issue.
Below are some examples of water-saving technologies that, if implemented globally, would make a significant difference in enhancing the water savings and sustainability.
Water saving equipment & technologies
Water saving toilets– Let’s talk about toilets. In the United Kingdom alone, 2.8 BILLION litres of water has been wasted in the toilets, literally flushed down the toilet. Dual Flush toilets have also become popular in recent years. Dual Flush toilets feature two separate water levels—less for liquid waste and more for solid waste—so you don’t have to flush 15-20 Litres of water every time you use the restroom. Many easy-to-install toilet advancements along similar lines are currently on the market, and many more will be available soon.
Water saving taps– When you brush your teeth or shave, do you leave the water running? Don’t be concerned; a lot of people do. Unfortunately! But did you know that replacing an old, inefficient tap with the latest water saving taps will save 2500 litres of water each year, which is equivalent to taking 40 showers?
Water saving shower heads– These types of showers are designed to reduce the amount of water wasted in your property, making it more water-efficient.It can also help you save money on water heating. Shower heads with water saving functions limit the quantity of water used in the shower by controlling the flow or aerating the water. It will minimize the volume of water that comes out of the shower head.
The above mentioned equipment requires a huge amount of money as expenditure to install and maintain. Rather, implementing smart water technology in the premises should be more cost effective- it is not expensive compared to sky rocketing water/energy costs and the water/money savings will facilitate quicker return on investment.
Smart water technology– Every drop counts when it comes to water consumption.
Leaks are a big cause of water wastage, even if we don’t realize it. Each year, more than a trillion litres of water are lost due to leaks in the United Kingdom. Leaks may appear to be beyond your control because they are less evident than a toilet flushing or a running shower, but there are cost-effective methods to prevent, track, and prevent leakage. The ability to avoid water damage is primarily an advantage.
Even if you implement water saving toilets, taps and sprinkler systems in the premises. There should not be any visibility or control over your water usage. The key to water costs reduction is to understand the exact amount of water consumed. Latest SMART FLOW water technology can analyze and identify all your properties’ water usage.
The cost for Installing water saving toilets, taps and sprinkler systems in the premises will be huge and it will add up to a huge amount as capex expenditure. Rather smart water technology will not be a huge capex expenditure, in the long run it will make the business money savings. The Return on investment of SMART FLOW water technology is usually 3-4 months. SMART FLOW not only drives financial benefits but also helps to achieve your sustainability goals by saving water and energy.
SMART FLOW provides water saving adjustments to the already existing appliances without a capex expenditure to the business. This along with SMART FLOW’s AI technology guarantees a 30% reduction in water costs.
How does SMART FLOW water technology work?
SMART FLOW empowers clients with full visibility and control to easily reduce their water consumption. We provide actionable insights to reduce water by 30%. SMART FLOW provides the technology and software to reduce and control all your water costs including reducing your energy cost of heating hot water. SMART FLOW’s monitoring agents with the assistance of AI software constantly monitors the flow of water within your buildings, and only alerts you to issues when needed, eliminating any false alarms. This provides you with 24/7 real time access to verified information for your portfolio’s water consumption.
Benefits of using smart water meters for companies
- Real time data- 24/7 monitoring across all propertiesHuman effort and errors can be reduced
- Impacts overall energy cost reduction
- Detects human errors and appliance failures, excessive usage & leaks.
- AI based decision making and problem solving
- Always-accessible; cloud-based data-storage
- Smart water technology generates ROI in a short period of time
- Compensates the inaccuracies due to aging infrastructure.
- Instead of estimates, smart water meters facilitate accurate, flexible billing.
- Tool for data-driven forecasting of water usage, strategy, and decision-making
- Multiple portfolio visibility in one dashboard
- Drives sustainability goals and reduced environmental impact
- Efficient growth in profit and portfolio management- reduced wastage and expenses
SMART FLOW provides the technology and software to reduce and control all your water costs including reducing your energy cost of heating hot water. If you want to save 10 % on energy costs and 30% on your commercial water costs – Book your free demo today and we can show you how we replicated that for our clients in the UK and Europe.