school - water
Water use in schools tends to be very high. This is due to the a large concentrations of pupils using bathroom facilities. This is further exacerbated the use of water in irrigation, food preparation and washing activities. There is major scope to save water in schools by installing water saving devices, reusing water and augmenting water supplies. EkoSource has the information and technology to assist schools in becoming Greenius's reducing water consumption and assisting in protecting the environment.
Our water products are sorted into 4 main categories, measure, reduce, reuse and augment. Measurement enables the users to get a better understanding of water use and potential problems you may have with your water consumption. The value generated from implementing specific solutions varies. In general reducing water use and fixing leaks is the most effective method of reducing water consumption and offers the lowest costs and best returns on investment. While reuse and augmentation solutions tend to be more costly and provide lower returns on initial expenditure. Please choose the category you would like to investigate in more detail.
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Kyalami Preparatory School has become the first Greenius school. Kyalami Preparatory School embarked on a pilot project to determine how much water the school could save by installing water-saving technologies. A water meter was installed to obtain a baseline. EkoSource then installed low-flow valves to the taps and water-saving flush mechanisms to the existing toilets. The baseline measurement showed an average of 6,7 Kilolitres of water used per week (costing approximately R217,14 per week). Following the installation, measurements showed as little as 1,88 Kilolitres being used per week (R60,50 per week). This equates to a seventy-six percent water saving and the return on investment was realised after one and a half months of savings.
Our water knowledge solutions are designed to enable you to gain a better understanding of your overall water use. This information should equip you with the knowledge required to reduce your overall water consumption and potentially introduce your own solutions to augment your water supply and reduce your dependence on water services from your municipality. The water knowledge portal is separated into 5 main sections, understand, calculate, design, ideas and ask an expert. These will provide you with both free information and paid for services and should enable you to find solutions to reduce your overall water footprint. This will enable you to become a greenius and save some money. Please choose the category you would like to investigate in more detail.
The information provided by EkoSource gave a great perspective on potential methods to save water and allowed my class to come up with some ideas of their own to implement at home to see if they could further save water.