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Cutting Back on Water Wastage in the Workplace Kitchen

Posted by Reno on

Going green is something that many people and businesses have become interested in over recent years, as more and more of us have become aware of the environmental impact that our lifestyles and other factors have had on the planet. One thing that most of us have become more educated about is the need to cut back on wasting resources such as energy or water yet most of us do it on a daily basis without even realising.

If you have a kitchen at your place of business the chances are that a lot of water is being wasted on a daily basis, particularly if you have a lot of staff members using these facilities. People tend to leave the tap running for all sorts of reasons, from getting distracted while chatting to colleagues through to keeping the tap running in order to get the water colder as it runs through the system. All of these little things can have a big impact on water wastage in the workplace, so it is well worth educating your staff in order to do your bit for the environment.

Some tips to avoid wasting water

There are a number of ways in which you can help reduce water wastage in the kitchen at your business premises. Some of these include:

  • Don’t overfill the kettle: Many people are guilty of overfilling the kettle when all they want to make is one drink. Educate staff and encourage them to only fill the kettle as much as they need to in order to cater for the number of drinks they are making at the time.
  • Don’t leave the tap running in order to get colder water: Most people like to have their water nice and cold, and as a result many have got into the habit of running the tap until the water starts to get colder. In order to avoid this you could invest in something such as a water cooler for your office and this will help to reduce wastage.
  • Don’t leave the tap running while washing up: If you have facilities where staff can warm up or make their own food at lunchtime, put a bowl or plug in the sink for them to use. This will stop them from leaving the tap running when they are washing up, therefore reducing wastage.
  • Get dripping taps addressed quickly: If the taps in your workplace kitchen have started to dripping get the washers changed or get your maintenance contractors to take a look so that they can be addressed as quickly as possible.

All of these provide valuable ways in which you can help your employees to cut back on water wastage and enable your business to contribute to the green cause.