Rippleffect resources

Further guidance on how to reduce water use is given in the following webcasts, guides, case studies and tools. 

Videos

Guides

Tools to support water reduction

Downloadable templates

Case studies

Frequently asked questions 

Other support

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Videos

Watch the following videos to see how you can reduce your water use:

Guides

  • Saving money through resource efficiency: reducing water use
    This guide outlines a systematic approach to reducing the costs associated with water use and wastewater disposal. 
     
  • Tracking water use to cut costs
    This guide describes a six-step procedure for constructing a water balance and explains how this can help you to identify water and cost saving opportunities. Checklists and worksheets are provided to help you investigate your water use and effluent sources. Examples of cost savings already achieved by companies are given throughout the guide.
     
  • Reducing your water consumption
    This guide is intended to help organisations that use water for 'domestic' purposes and non-process use at industrial, manufacturing and other sites to consider and evaluate a variety of cost-effective water saving devices and practices.
     
  • Cost-effective water saving devices and practices for commercial sites
    This guide describes a range of cost-effective water saving devices and practices - some with payback periods of only a few days. It highlights the typical water savings that can be achieved for commercial applications and explains how to identify the most appropriate devices and practices for your site
     
  • Cost-effective water saving devices and practices for industrial sites
    This guide describes a range of cost-effective water saving devices and practices and highlights the typical water savings that can be achieved for industrial applications. It explains how to identify the most appropriate devices and practices for specific equipment, processes or sites. The potential cost savings and other benefits of reducing water consumption are illustrated in industry examples.

Tools to support water reduction

  • Mogden Formula Tool
    This tool can help you check your trade effluent bills and identify potential cost savings from reducing or treating wastewater prior to discharge. 
     
  • The Water Monitoring Tool
    This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tool can help you to record and analyse your water data.
     
  • Water Technology List
    If you are thinking of purchasing water efficient devices such as taps, toilets or showers, check the Water Technology List. You may be eligible to claim a tax benefit through the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme. 


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Downloadable templates

 

Case studies

Take a look at how other businesses are reducing water use and saving money.

For more examples take a look at our short case studies.

To view examples of water efficiency in the food and drink industry, read the Federation House Commitment (FHC) case studies.

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Frequently asked questions 

Based on your feedback, we’ve collated some questions and answers to help you take your water efficiency action plans forward. View the frequently asked questions.

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Other support

Your water company may be able to offer other support services, for example:

  • data detailing consumption trends
  • access to online readings 
  • enable a data logger to be fitted to a water meter
  • water efficiency audits
  • leak detection surveys

Information and guidance is available from the following organisations:

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