It is the start of the new year, a time to wipe the slate clean, regroup and set personal resolutions for self-improvement. It is also a great time to reassess business strategies and set priorities for the new year. Here are a few water treatment resolutions that could improve the health of your company.
7 Water Treatment Resolutions
- Audit Your Water Treatment Program
It’s always a good idea to audit your entire water treatment program on an annual basis. Put a team together to include your water treatment provider, plant personnel, and management to review potential problems, solutions, future projects, and ROI opportunities within your facility related to water treatment.
- Reduce Usage
Finding ways to reduce water usage also reduces energy usage and pollution. Saving water at your facility can be a big money saver and a benefit to the environment. Here are some ways to save and strategies to reduce usage.
- Measure Water Usage
The first step to reducing water usage is to have a good understanding of how much water you are using and where. Innovation in flow meter technology and data acquisition has made the process easier and more impactful than what was previously feasible. Whether it is manually recording your water meter readings or installing new meters or smart meters and collecting data automatically, this is a critical first step. Watertech’s BlueVue technology is a great tool to compare system and facility usage and monitor data through hourly reports. Tracking data provides a clear path to make improvements and save water and energy. A pulp and paper mill customer utilized BlueVue to realize savings of 100 million gallons per year.
- Install Side Stream Filtration on Cooling Towers and Closed Loops
Adding side stream filtration to your cooling tower and closed loops will remove solids and keep your system cleaner. It can help lower corrosion rates and improve heat-transfer. The improved water quality may allow for higher cycles of concentration in the cooling tower, reducing the amount of makeup water.
- Water Reuse
Many industrial processes rely on significant amounts of water. Identifying ways to recycle wastewater can result in significant savings and increase profit margins. And as more and more companies are going green in an effort to be better stewards of the environment, it also allows you to promote your sustainability efforts. For more information on reuse go to Increasing Recovery in Industrial Reuse.
- Implement a Pre-Treatment Monitoring and Service Program
It is important to make sure filters, RO’s and softeners are routinely monitored and maintained. A tune up to these systems can improve efficiencies, decrease waste and can help protect the environment. You can download a brochure with steps for preventive Water Softener Maintenance from the Knowledge Center.
- Increase Condensate Return to Your Boiler System
A condensate return system can recapture and reuse hot condensate, which will require less energy than to heat cold makeup water. Maximizing the amount of condensate return means less makeup water, and reduced water and energy usage.
Although you may have a personal goal of improving your health by consuming more water, it may be a great time to look at consuming less from a business stand point.
On average only about 8% of people stick to their personal resolutions long-term. However, sticking with one or two water treatment resolutions could result in meaningful savings.
Wishing you continued success and a happy new year! Would you like support with any of your resolutions? Please reach out to us at 414-425-3339 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.