Water saving ideas for cafes

By Eleanor Bailey


21st April is national tea day!

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Commonly known as the go-to beverage for any problem, our beloved tea is an important respite. Most people we know couldn’t imagine surviving the working day without popping the kettle on. It’s a chance for personal indulgence, a moment of time to yourself, a comfort in an uncomfortable world. All this from a cup of hot leaf water. It’s the simple things, right?

Tea day is all about exploring new tea opportunities, with the idea of brew more do more. We think everyone could do more when it comes to water efficiency, so why not take the time today to explore the new opportunities of saving water? After all, saving water means saving money and that can go towards a lovely cuppa.

If you’re a café owner, here’s some ideas from us on how your business can save water.

Get a water efficient dishwasher

Not all dishwashers are created equal. Dishwashers are generally known as a very high water-use item, but they don’t have to be. In our water efficiency shop we sell water efficient dishwashers, which can cut down costs considerably.

Switch to air-cooling

Most ice machines are water-cooled, which if you think about it is a big use of water. Switching to an air-cooled ice machine instead of a water cooled one can save thousands of litres of water a year.

Replace hoses with water brooms

If you routinely use a garden hose for cleaning, you should really consider a water broom instead. They’re easier to use, clean better, and use much less water.

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Water efficiency products are a super simple way to make quick and effective changes. Most of our gadgets attach to your existing equipment and aren’t hard to fit at all.

If you pre-rinse before using the dishwasher, we’d recommend switching to low-flow spray nozzles to cut down the water this uses. To reduce the amount of water that comes out of your taps, we recommend fitting tap adaptors.

Educate your employees

This sounds stupidly simple, but just talking to your employees can be really effective. Explaining to them that you’re trying to use less water and why this is important can really cut down usage from taps left on, leaks going unaddressed, and improper practice. Why not try introducing incentives for water reduction? It’s easier to get behind a project if there’s a reward.

Have a water audit

If you want to get in-depth understanding of how your café is using water, a water audit can highlight this and find exactly where you could make savings. It’ll gather information about every single way you use water, to make personalised recommendations on how you can save. You can do this easily online yourself, with our desktop water survey. Otherwise, we can come to your property. If you’re considering making big water efficiency changes, this is a must to make sure you’re getting the most of out of it.

Now go and enjoy a brew!

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