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Water waste drains hospitality profits

No one likes pouring money down the drain, but poor water waste management practices could be costing hospitality businesses more than £1,000 each year.

Purchasing company Beacon said that research from one of its supplier, PHS, showed that, with controlled water usage measures in place, businesses have saved an average of £1,068 per year on water costs alone.

It urged the hospitality industry to mark World Water Week, which is currently taking place in Stockholm, by taking steps to reduce their water waste to improve sustainability and make cost savings in the process.

Beacon said businesses should consider using water saving products, such as flow regulators, in their operations as one of a number of measures to save water. Other tips include using infra-red technology to control the flow of water in urinals and basins; and implementing a water management plan that includes training staff to identify leaks and faulty products.

“It is important that the hospitality industry addresses water waste for this sector to lead the way when it comes to sustainability initiatives,” said Teri Humphries, purchasing manager at Beacon.

“Recent developments in technology are now readily available and can provide major benefits to operators and whilst it may seem like significant investment in the first instance, it will provide financial returns in the long term.”