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Water-saving valves for a medium sized enterprise

Water-saving valves for a medium sized enterprise
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Resources:
Water
Sector:
All sectors
Investment cost:
Low cost
Payback time:
0.1 - 0.3 Year(s)
Cost savings:
20 - 30% / 1000 - 2000€ / Depending on the costs for fresh water and sewage the cost savings range from 1.000 to 2.000 Euro per year for a company of around 100 employees
Resource type:
water and waste water
Resource saving:
For a company with 100 employees: 350 m³ fresh water per year
Maintenance cost:
0€
Investment cost:
10 - 50€
Payback time:
Payback is expected already within first few months
Assumptions taken in the presentation of the above performance indicators:

Bathroom facilities of a company with about 100 employees

Water-saving valves, a simple efficiency measure for SMEs too

Regular hand-washing is hygienic, and stops the spread of viruses and bacteria. But all that washing can use a lot of water. Installing water-saving valves is a good solution. 

A company with around 100 employees can save some 350 m2 of fresh water per year by introducing water-saving valves on wash basins with a flow rate of up to 6 litres per minute. This cuts water use by some 60 % compared to conventional valves.

The savings are based on the assumption that each employee washes his/her hands 5 times per working day. Existing taps can easily be refurbished with inexpensive flow-rate limiters and regulators.

Depending on your fresh water cost and sewage system, average savings range between € 1 000 and € 2 000 per year.

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