When it comes to necessary natural resources, water outranks them all. Coal, gas, wood, gold may all seem like necessities in our modern world; however, water is the only one truly needed to survive. With this in mind, it is beneficial to take a more proactive role in managing our water supply.
As a business or property owner, it also behooves you to take a more hands-on role in managing your water for financial reasons. When something becomes scarce, the cost is driven up. The same applies to water. Fortunately, there are water management services that can help you to keep water usage monitored and under control.
The Scarcity of Water
There are an estimated one billion people worldwide that do not have access to clean drinking water. This is primarily due to geographical, political and economic reasons. The situation will likely get worse, as the population is increasing and people need water for drinking, sanitation and many other reasons that drive the global economy. Unfortunately we already cannot clean water as fast as we use it, so the usable water supply (due to the reasons mentioned above) is shrinking every day on a global level.
Water as a Commodity
As a resource becomes scarcer, its cost goes up. If you compare your water bill to a water bill from 20 years ago, the difference will be considerable. Even five years ago the price per gallon was quite a bit cheaper. Unfortunately, you can’t stop using water as it becomes more expensive, so the best that you can do is to try to manage your usage as best you can and water management services can help.
Managing Your Water
To manage your water usage, you first need to understand how much you are using and when. A great solution for this is to set up radio tagged water meters that automatically send daily data on water usage for a building or property. These can allow you to isolate the high usage tenants or areas as well as identifying leaks that could be costing you water (and money). Water management services can provide you with the submetering systems required to collect this data and view it in a useful format.
ABT Water Management is a company that focuses on treating, conserving and managing water for you. To get a handle on your water consumption, visit www.abtwater.com.
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