Saving water at commercial properties

Water fittings in commercial multi-occupancy buildings often experience more frequent use than in homes, which means that payback times following investment can be excellent. On a large scale it may be beneficial to install a rainwater harvesting system which could provide up to 80% of the water required.

In many commercial situations, major cost savings can be gained through installation of:

  • Urinal controls or waterless urinal
  • Efficient flush toilets
  • Automatic or sensor taps

Businesses investing in technologies and products that encourage sustainable water use may be eligible for tax savings though Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA).

Your water supplier may offer water audits to see how efficient your business’s water usage is. Some may even offer a personalised water management package to provide the best water efficiency plan for your business. Contact your water company for more details.

Determine where your wasted water is going and if or how you can recycle it in other areas of your business

Diagram of commercial rainwater harvesting system (image from