At SA Water we work closely with businesses to improve their water efficiency. The case studies below outline the achievements gained by a number of local businesses.
We can help your business too.
If you have a water-saving initiative and you'd like us to develop a case study focusing on your business, please contact us on 08 7424 3753.
Our Business Technical Support Team has worked with a number of schools and councils to 'data log' their water use. We found that leaks of two to 15 litres per minute were common.
Adelaide Brighton Cement's Angaston operation has completed a number of projects to improve water efficiency at the site. The business's commitment to saving water helped them save approximately 69,000 kL (23%) between 2006/07 and 2007/08.
Our audit of Castle Plaza Shopping Centre in Edwardstown identified that they could save about 12,000 kilolitres (kL) of water per year. One of the changes the shopping centre made was to collect and use rainwater. Their storage now allows them to collect approximately 500,000 litres per year.
Our audit of the Myer Centre in Adelaide identified they could save about 20,000 kL of water per year. Following our recommendations, the centre saved up to 17,000 kL in the first 18 months.
The Hindmarsh-based company, Novozymes, put in place a project to re-use its reject water in staff amenities. Treated with reverse osmosis, the reject water is of such high quality it can be used for all purposes on the property, except drinking. It's even good enough to shower in.
West Croydon glass manufacturer O-I Adelaide has a very strong water-minimisation focus. SA Water has helped them save approximately 25,000 kL annually.
In 2009 Smith's Snackfoods partnered with us to have a comprehensive water efficiency review completed of their Adelaide operations. Identifying a staggering 32 opportunities for improvement, a newly formed team at Smith's focused on three key projects. Estimated savings were 10,019,000 litres. That's four Olympic-sized swimming pools or 55 years' worth of average house hold use.
By partnering with us for water efficiency reviews, data logging and behavioural change, St Matthews Homes at Kensington Gardens have reduced water use by about 41%.
Call us today on 08 7424 3753 to find out how we can work with you to improve your water efficiency.