The importance of water to the survival of humankind and all species cannot be overstated. In urban areas, water facilitates electricity generation and is a key raw material in the mining and industrial sectors. While there are hundreds of reasons for saving water, some of the top reasons include;
- The less water used or wasted by people, the less clean water will become contaminated,
- Water conservation reduces energy use, hence saves industries and households money, and
- Conservation allows cities and regions to plan for more efficient use of water resources in future.
It is indeed without question that water must be used sparingly. Governments around the world are actively involved in water conservation and efficiency measures, where some best practices include the following (EPA, 2014):
- Conduct water audits,
- Assess and addressing water loss,
- Meter of water supplies,
- Review rates to encourage and reward conservation of water,
- Identify demand drivers and demand reduction, and
- Develop definitive & measurable goals for system performance optimization, to ensure efficient water use, with timelines for implementation.
Kurumeng has strong capability to conduct field audits to investigate and identify areas for improvements. Interventions can range from, rain water harvesting, storage & reuse; grey water recycling; maintenance of water reticulation systems to detect & address leaks; infra-red controlled taps; waterless urinals; low flow showerheads; tap aerators; self-closing taps, etc.