A water use management plan provides clear information about how a facility uses its water, from the time it is piped into the facility through disposal. One or several employees usually oversee the creation of the plan, which has many components: data regarding how much water the facility is using for each activity, what it’s costing the workplace, obvious sources of waste such as dripping taps, the evaluation of water efficiency measures, and a subsequent implementation plan.
Creating a water management program will help foster an understanding of current water consumption patterns and their costs. This benchmark will set long and short-term water conservation goals and establish which strategies to pursue in each facility.
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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
Examples of Completed Water Management Plans
- EPA’s Water Management Plans
- Narragansett, Rhode Island, Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory
- Chelmsford, Massachusetts, New England Regional Laboratory
- EPA: Developing a Water Management Plan
- EPA: How to Conserve Water and Use it Effectively
- Massachusetts Water Resources Authority: Water Efficiency for Commercial Buildings
- Boston Water and Sewer Commission: Free Water Saving Kit
- Facility Manager’s Guide to Water Management
- Top Ten Water Management Techniques
In The News
- “Cape to Get $3.35 Million for Water Planning” Wicked Local, January 2013