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  • Effective Ways to Conserve Water: Checking For Leaks and Using Intelligent Plumbing

    Posted on October 8, 2014 by

    Effective Ways to Conserve Water

    Water as a resource is probably the single most important thing for man’s survival on this earth. With urbanization it has become crucial for us to be mindful about water conservation, using only water which is necessary and not wasting it. Regular maintenance in buildings is one of the most important factors that constitute saving water. Leakage and increased water pressure are premier causes of unnecessary water expulsion. Here is a short guide on rectifying them and conserving water.

    Leaks:

    Slow leaks have a tendency to lead to the loss of significant amount of water being lost if not attended at the grass root level. Leak detection methods can pin point the source of the leak for us to secure it.

    One effective way to check this is by installing teravalve software that will detect exceeded thresholds and send real time alerts directly to smart phone applications. If the gallons per minute are considerably higher than it is supposed to, its always best to get a leak detection expert to take a survey of the building.

    Water managements systems will give out an average figure of how many gallons per minute are being used, if these values if more than normal have maintenance checks done on the fixtures or check your water meter for accuracy.

    Note: Water meters tend to calculate the volume of air flow that passes through them as well, so readings that are taken from the water meter can’t always be relied upon to be accurate.

    Overflows:

    Sometimes water reaches the fixtures at a much higher pressure than its supposed to this is usually due to a water meter calculating the volume of air that enters the system as additional water. To avoid this, intelligent fixture such as the TeraValve can be used to regulate the flow of water. The TeraValve compresses the water and makes sure the water is only accounted for while going through the water meter and not air. Checking the problem at the grass root level enables a substantial amount of water and in turn energy savings of up to 25 % as returns.

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