Running a company in the modern business world can be a challenge. With the increasing number of regulations, taxation rules and costs, business owners are likely to overlook one very important factor, water risks. Businesses based in the U.S now have an additional concern for operating their enterprise, and it is not simply that water impurities or contamination could affect their products, but that a general shortage for water could impact whether they can effectively manage their supply. Even businesses not located in a drought area are set to face increasing pressure in the future to conserve water and reduce the environmental impact of their operation.
Water Shortage Risks
Most domestic consumers appreciate the importance of conserving water. With the fresh alerts which frequently come into effect, domestic customers are well aware of needing to manage a limited water supply. Regardless of where they are located, many businesses are likely to find in the future that they will need to compete for water with other industries such as mining and agriculture in addition to domestic consumers.
As the economy improves and the population grows, there will be an increased demand for water. This is because personal hygiene and cooking are not the only factors associated with the domestic demand for H2O. Water is a necessary component for producing materials, fuels, chemicals, energy, food, clothing and all of the other items associated with living in an industrial economy. This means that as the economy shows signs of further recovery, the water supply issues are likely to become an even greater obstacle.
Responsibly Managing a Water Supply
Since water is an integral factor for many business processes, it is important to proactively and strategically manage water supply issues. How a business manages their supply could determine whether that company flourishes or suffers an economic drought. According to the eco responsible forum GreenBiz, it is vital for all companies to adopt “awareness about water risk”. Adopting sustainability processes and water efficiency will assist companies to manage their supply more effectively, ensuring they operates in an environmentally conscious manner.
Fortunately, this risk and scarcity has driven innovation within the water tech industry. There is a mini boom of products being launched on the market covering everything from sanitation and efficiency to desalination and filtration. These innovations allow businesses to operate in a responsible manner to minimum.
Of course, conservation should be considered the key. To protect you and your business from harmful contaminants and impurities, it is a good idea to invest in an eco friendly drinking water system. This can filter water supplies and help to reduce water waste. Some of the most advanced and innovative water filter technology has been shown to reduce water loss by up to 90% compared to traditional reverse osmosis systems. “Smart” systems can allow you to monitor water usage in addition to service and peripheral needs. This provides the opportunity to conserve water without compromising your bottom line.
While many companies are feeling the financial pressures of the modern business world, correctly managing water supplies can provide the opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of business activities. This should not only help to streamline costs but encourage more consumers to switch to your more environmentally conscious products and services.
About The Author:
Greg Scott is President of Valparaiso based Miracle/EcoWater Systems, the premier water conditioning company in Northwest Indiana serving the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County areas. A 3rd generation water treatment professional, Greg grew up in the family owned business started by his grandfather in the late fifties. He has made water treatment his life and under his direction and high-standards, the company’s water treatment experience, knowledge, and products are unrivaled in region.