Your water management plan plays a vital role in the health and function of your facility. From keeping dangerous or even deadly bacteria at bay to dictating your utility bills, your water system is the lifeblood of your building’s inner workings. Even if you already have a water management plan, it is important that you constantly look for ways to improve it.
While the best ways to boost your water management plan and make it more effective are going to be unique to every building based on its risks, needs and goals, in general, keep the following in mind as some standard ways to boost the effectiveness of your water plan.
Improve The Focus Of Your Decisions
One of the most detrimental things that you can do for your water system is to apply vague fixes. It is important that you are focused and clear when making decisions for your water management goals; this means comprehensively understanding your entire water system through factual diagrams and data, then making decisions from this standpoint. If your approach to water treatment in your facility is cohesive and everyone is on the same page, you will achieve more than if multiple people are working separately and not dialoguing with each other.
Build A Network Of Partners And Decision-Makers
Water management in your building is not something that you should tackle alone. It is important, not only for regulatory reasons but also for general efficacy, that you establish a team of decision-makers when it comes to your water. This includes individuals within your facility who are in charge of making the final call on how to proceed with water treatment, cleaning and any variety of other projects necessary to your system, but it also means establishing a stable relationship with trustworthy professionals who can support your goals and help you to achieve them.
This may come in the form of, for example, a reliable Legionella prevention company, a water treatment company certified in ASHRAE standards and more. This equips you with the knowledge and tools you need and ensures that you have your decision pre-made for who to call if an issue arises and you need to act quickly.
Take Advantage Of Advancing Technology For Your Water Management Plan
Technology in the field of water management and treatment is always advancing, and you can improve your strategy by staying on top of new science—or rather, letting your experts tackle this step for you. The professionals at Legionella Compliance Solutions stay at the top of their field and can always inform you of new options that may be more effective than what you are using now, such as remote water monitoring.
Consider upgrades to your technology to improve the effectiveness of your water management plan, including migrating from bag filters to ion filters if this is the right choice for your facility. The options and possible configurations are nearly endless when it comes to how your facility should be put together, so utilize your established network of professionals to learn more about how technology and science have changed since the last time that you made adaptations to your system.
Manage Water More Efficiently
When people think of their water management plan, they tend to key in on the water treatment aspect in order to fight against the growth of bacteria and harmful microorganisms.
However, in an effort to improve your plan, do not forget to give some consideration to the system’s water usage efficiency itself. Can you utilize water recapture to save on water bills? Do your system numbers align with expectations, or are you losing water somewhere that may indicate a leak?
All of these problems and more can not only cost you money upfront in lost water that you need to pay to replenish but also in repair costs and higher expenses as a result of a less-than-efficient water system. Improve your water management plan by focusing on all aspects of your water: chemical treatment, usage, problematic areas within the system such as dead legs, water sourcing and more.
Trust The Experts To Get The Right Water Management Plan
Whether you are establishing a water management plan for the first time and want to make sure that you get it right or you are constantly looking for ways to improve your water system for compliance and budgetary reasons, you do not need to make decisions alone.
The experts at Legionella Compliance Solutions would be happy to help you stay up-to-date on new innovations in Legionella prevention and water treatment, as well as craft a customized plan that is suited for your facility. Reach out to schedule an appointment to learn more or ask any questions that you may have.