|Water accounts for almost two thirds of the human body. Apart from the air we breathe, it is our most vital requirement. It sustains all life. Without it we and every other living organism on our planet would die. However, throughout the world, this precious commodity is becoming scarcer.
Many regions are experiencing their driest weather for centuries. In Britain, hosepipe bans and dangerously low levels of water in reservoirs have become commonplace. The reality of water scarcity is devastating and if we are to preserve water supplies for future generations, the Government, commercial organizations and individuals must act now to protect and conserve this life sustaining resource.
Every time we pull the plug in the bath, basin or shower, water is wasted. By re-using waster water from these sanitary fittings to flush toilets we can reduce water waste by up to a staggering 40%. Apart fro the obvious lower consumption rate, the implications on water and sewage treatment costs and the need for new reservoirs would be far reaching.
In today’s world of harsh commercial reality, payback is of course a major feature in determining capital investment. By harnessing modern technology the water recycling systems of Gramm Environmental have developed a reliable, patented and low cost water recycling process for use in domestic and commercial premises that both conserves water and can deliver a payback period of between three and five years.
|Facts and Figures
There is just under one and a half billion cubic meters of water on our planet. As lake water levels in the United Kingdom continue to fall, rivers dry up and population increased, coupled with a marked increase in the use of water per head of population, this clearly demonstrates the need to conserve water.
This can be achieved by commercial organizations showing a sense of corporate responsibility, by planning authorities using their powers to ensure water conservation in new buildings, volume house builders and housing associations clearly demonstrating their ecological awareness and thus at the same time, ensuring that their future business operations need not be affected by water shortages.