One of the elements of our consulting services is the water audit program. The R Group offers water audits to federal, multi-family and commercial customers. With our water audit services, a trained water conservation auditor will conduct a comprehensive on-site survey, collect water meter data, identify all sources of water, identify water using equipment, detect leaks, and provide water conservation measures that will reduce facility water usage.
We provide a water audit report which will provide an analysis of current water usage and provide a detailed list of water conservation measures. Each water conservation measures will include:
- A description of the problem
- The proposed solution
- The estimated water savings
- The cost to implement the solution
- Estimated payback and savings for each recommended measure
We also provide information about refunds, incentives or other applicable programs. As part of the audit, we conduct a water balance, which compares the metered water amounts with the estimated water usage of all of the water consuming devices. From this we have been able to identify leaks and metering problems.
The Purpose of a Water Audit Report
The purpose is to provide an audit assessment of current water usage practices and provide a roadmap towards decreasing water usage in the future. During the water audit services, The R Group will do the following:
1 Inventory all water using equipment and processes.
2 Identify any inefficient plumbing fixtures and appliances, as well as leaks and water waste.
3 Identify any kitchen equipment or processes that use more water than is necessary.
4 Look for water leaks.
5 Check hoses, pools, fountains and ponds for leaks.
6 Check the float valves in cooling towers for excessive water usage.
7 Review irrigation schedules and irrigation systems and make recommendations as needed.
8 Check for broken sprinkler heads and excessive runoff.
9 Suggest upgrades, retrofits, or new more efficient equipment.
10 Compare water meter data to estimated water usage data to identify if there are substantial problems with water leaks or metering errors.
11 Provide a list of suggested water conservation measures, along with water savings potential, costs to implement, available incentives, and simple payback.
Why Are Water Audits Important?
Water audits are an important first step toward understanding both your facility’s water use and precaution steps to reduce it. They trace water use from its point of entry through its discharge into the sewer. They identify each point of water use within and around the facility and quantify unaccountable water losses and possible leaks. They provide you with a road map of potential savings, as well as implementation costs. With our average return on investment as fast as 6 to 18 months and an annual savings of 30 to 60% – how can you afford to wait? It’s fast and easy. Your maintenance crew will acknowledge you.
Request to have a WATER AUDIT performed by clicking on the contact symbol, you will be linked to the audit form. A Sustain-Ability Solutions representative will reach out to you and help devise a custom plan for your property – with no obligations! Our goal is to provide you with an idea of how far you can go and how we can help you achieve your goal.