Starting your own business is a lot of hard work. There are many things to think about, there are often important points to consider that can be easily missed in that exciting period when ideas are flying around.
Your water infrastructure is one of these. We are all used to having a tap at home and not having to think about it any further. However, when a business starts to deal with things on a larger scale it becomes more important to manage aspects such as this in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly way. Here is a guide to some of the things you may have to think about:
Operation and Maintenance
Every aspect of your business must run smoothly if you are to minimise wastage and maximise profits. This includes your water system. Both your underground and overground pipes must be regularly checked in order to keep them well maintained. You may have a pumping station or whether it is just a water supply network that needs some attention, you will want to make sure they are always in good working order.
Sustainable Water Management
There have been recent initiatives to improve the way water is managed, especially in urban centres. Your business can participate in this push to find more sustainable alternatives to conventional water management processes. It is crucial that as many organisations as possible get involved with this as water resources become scarcer and less reliable.
Collectively we need to be able to do more with less water whilst ensuring our resource footprints, in terms of energy and materials, remain small. We must become flexible and adaptable, being as innovative as possible in the face of an uncertain future.
One way you can help is to incorporate some sort of recycling system into your waste water management services. Recycling organic waste can help protect public health, avoid environmental dissolution and reduce the amount that has to be put in land-fill sites. Re-using waste water by-products is a worthwhile thing to work into your system. Though you will need to spend initially to do this, in the long run you will be saving money on disposal services.
It will also ensure you are keeping up to date with regulations and EU targets both preventing you getting into trouble and improving your public image as an environmentally friendly company. Some of the things recycled biosolids are used for are agricultural purposes, both food related and non-food related. The application of it is of course regulated to ensure maximum health and safety for all.
It is important that research continues to be done in areas such as this; it is amazing how useful such substances can turn out to be when placed in a different context.