The Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) continues to stress the importance of using water wisely. Limited supplies and constant growth in southern California are reminders that our water supplies cannot be taken for granted.
Water conservation from residential, and commercial and industrial businesses, has been outstanding. However, we can still do much more to conserve this limited, essential resource. The following provides a 10-step approach to the organization of a successful Water Conservation Program for businesses.
- Make a commitment to water conservation
Prior experiences have revealed that for any program to be successful, the desire to conserve water must be present from the highest level of management on down. Upper management should understand that water conservation is necessary and be fully committed to its support.
- Appoint a Conservation Champion
Companies that assign responsibility to an individual have better results than those that do not. So give someone within your organization responsibility for creating and implementing and maintaining your water conservation program.
- Determine how and where you use water
Know how much water is being used for each of your organization's industrial processes and/or domestic needs. To assist you in determining how your on-site water is being used, you may want to install sub-meters.