Top 5 best water saving tips
- according to Patrick Soubies
1. Monitor and measure your usage. The first and very important step to lower your consumption is to understand where and how much water is being used - analyze and measure when possible. Once you have this information you can make changes (like the tips below) and then measure again. If you have the possibility to monitor your consumption over time it's the best. Then you'll know right away when and if bad habits recur.
2. Don't leave taps running. It's very convenient, we know, but a huge waste of precious water just disappearing out the drain. Your number one step to make this bad habit go away is to make all staff agreeing that leaving the taps running is not ok. Also: Consider installing low-flow spray nozzles. This is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to save water. Just unscrew and screw back the new nozzle.
3. Educate and engage staff. One of the most effective ways to make savings in the kitchen is to educate your staff. Teach them about water consumption and how to run the equipment in an eco-friendly way. A great way to engage and involve your employees is to run an environmental savings challenge/competition. Encourage and give a lot of cred to the staff that comes up with the best ideas.
4. Update your equipment. Substantial water savings can be made with more efficient and up to date kitchen equipment. How old are your machines? Is it a couple of years since you bought them? Then you might be missing out on new water-saving features and advancements. Make some research about the latest technology.
5. Stop pre-washing your pots and pans. Are you among those who still soak, scrub and rinse your pots and pans manually in a sink? Fewer sinks = less waste of water. Eliminating the pre-washing can actually save you millions of liters of water - every year. The ROI (Return of Investment) when replacing a manual pot washing setup with a sustainable Granuldisk solution is normally between 1-2 years.