Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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UK toilet manufacturer targeted lower consumption in Water Saving Week
A UK company that's helped its customers save close to one billion litres of water annually is aiming to multiply that by 10 in under five years.
Propelair's water-saving toilet is reducing consumption by 875 million litres for several companies, government bodies and other organisations - equivalent to 350 Olympic swimming pools.
During last week’s ‘Water Saving Week’, Propelair teamed up with the distribution company SaveMoneyCutCarbon to make it easier for organisations to slash their utility bills while protecting the environment.
Data shared by the non-profit water efficiency NGO Waterwise, which organises Water Saving Week, highlights that:
* Around 30% of water use occurs outside the home through non-household use - just over four billion litres a day in England and Wales (MOSL).
* Two thirds of large UK businesses lack measures to deal with common water supply issues including burst pipes (YouGov Plc survey).
* Fewer than half (46%) of large firms and only 33% of SMEs track their water usage (YouGov Plc survey).
* Yet over 40% of the highest water-using, non-household sites are in catchments with low water availability (MOSL).
Experts predict that high temperatures, which are known to drive up peak water demand, will be increasingly common. They also say four billion extra litres of water a day will be required in England to meet the future needs of households and businesses and protect the environment if no action is taken between 2025-2050. Limiting water waste in out-of-home locations is likely to be a big factor in ensuring supply.
Propelair uses 1.5 litres of water per flush compared to around nine for standard lavatories. Its Essex factory supplies customers in the UK and in the water-stressed Middle East and South Africa. They include banks, restaurants, shopping centres, service stations, universities and local authorities.
Besides water, the remarkable technology also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as less energy is needed to pump water in and out of the building. The Propelair system also minimises airborne germs and lessens water pollution by reducing effluent from buildings.
"Our technology saves water from the first flush onwards - gains that continue to accumulate by the day, year on year,” notes David Hollander, Propelair CEO. “We've seen a huge increase in our business, despite lockdown, since our new management team began in 2019. With the technical innovations we're working on, those savings will be even greater.
"We are determined that our water- and money-saving technology will play an important in addressing these problems, and are seeing exponentially growing demand."
Mark Sait, CEO, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com (pictured), says: "We're delighted to bring Propelair's technology to our customers, such as hotels and motorway service stations - they want to save water and money while reducing their carbon footprint."
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