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3 Ways Your Industrial Facility Can Conserve Water and Reduce Water Shortage Risks

by Leanne Hersey

Every industry uses water during some phase of production, whether for dilution, cooling, washing, sterilizing, fabrication, processing or even as part of the end product. In fact, North American industries account for nearly half of the continent’s total water consumption. But in today’s world of water supply uncertainty, facilities that require water for production must find ways to lower that percentage significantly by conserving water. This helps to guard against water shortage risks and environmental impact in their communities. New technologies empower industries to reuse and recycle water that meets or exceeds the quality of the water sourced from local water utilities. Reusing water reduces water shortage risks, creates considerable cost savings, improves competitive advantages, and helps the environment. The following 3 industrial water strategies provide an excellent starting point:

1. Upgrade Industrial Water Equipment

Industrial water equipment upgrades can drastically reduce water use. Incorporating water recycling technology can further reduce water use costs, bolstering your facility’s supply of clean water to improve water supply stability and reduce downtime. Consider these equipment upgrades:

  • Faucet and shower-head aerators and high-efficiency toilets in employee spaces such as locker rooms, bathrooms and break rooms.
  • Low-volume/high-pressure nozzles for hoses, cleaning systems, washers and spray heads
  • Install automatic (spring-loaded) shut-off nozzles that prevent waste
  • Install a Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) industrial water treatment system to reuse water within the facility or to increase efficiency beyond existing reverse osmosis performance

It may seem overwhelming, however employing these water-conservation technologies can improve a facility's ability to withstand water shortages and even help to improve existing processes.


2. Find Ways to Reuse Water

Today's industrial reverse osmosis water treatment systems can turn industrial waste water into water pure enough to use in food and beverage production, not to mention a host of other industrial processes without sacrificing quality or purity. Just a few industrial processes where you can reuse recycled water to good effect include:

  • Floor, vehicle, hardstand, crate and pallet washing
  • Cooling towers
  • Toilet flushing water
  • Process rinsing water
  • Air purifiers and dust suppression
  • Industrial fire suppression
  • Drying, finishing and polishing processes
  • Irrigation

Reusing water helps industries stay agile, save money and grow, even with growing uncertainties in the water supply.


3. Create Redundancy for Your Industrial Water Supply

Recycling and reusing water gives you valuable redundancy of critical systems. In the event of a water shortage from the outside, you have the assurance of a backup supply of perfectly useful water that keeps you working. At the same time, recycling water creates better water security within your community, protecting the environment and preventing general water shortages by reducing stress on the local water table.

Industrial Reverse Osmosis Systems Reduce Water Shortage Risks

Conserving, recycling and reusing water helps you navigate water shortage risks far better than the competition. Contact Desalitech today to discuss your needs with our team of our industrial water purification professionals by calling 1-617-564-1647, or request a Free Assessment now and one of our water purification experts will contact you within 24 hours.


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