The widespread adoption of water conservation initiatives has been driven by several corporate objectives, ranging from financial rewards and social responsibility to compliance with environmental regulations. To truly manage a facility’s water usage, operators need to understand the data on water usage at various points within the system. To do this, an accurate and dependable flow measurement device is essential. In this article, we will discuss how companies can use flow meters to support their water saving initiatives.
Leak detection is an important aspect of conserving water. By taking flow readings at regular intervals from different points in the facility system, operators can determine which sections of the distribution system may have leaks. In many cases, companies are able to detect faulty shut off valves—which may lead to waste of large amounts of water.
Flow meters are also useful for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Facilities that are aiming to receive LEED certified buildings recognition or ENERGY STAR ratings must take reliable flow measurements at regular intervals in to adopt sustainable water practices. Moreover, companies that are dealing with larger quantities of water require metering devices that have a higher degree of precision and accuracy.
Additionally, companies are using flow meters to reduce their water footprint. This could involve using treated water for their own operations or even returning treated water to the community—these activities require an accurate set of flow data from multiple system points throughout the facility. Flow meters allow operators to track water usage at every stage of the process, helping them to optimize water use and reduce any potential wastewater output.
It is clear that the implementation of flow meters in a facility can provide companies with the data they need to reduce water waste and support their corporate objectives. Flow meters offer not only accuracy and repeatability, but also proven system integration and maintenance, making them the ideal solution for any company looking to cut down on its water consumption.
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