Many offices look into water reduction measures as part of a Green Office program. Saving water is important in Australia, where droughts and scarcity is common. Conserving water can also save energy, where electricity is used for hot water provision, or boilers in heating and cooling systems.
The water utility is a good first place to approach for water efficiency assistance for business.
- Sydney Water provides tips, programs, resources and benchmarking specific to business across all CitySwitch participating Councils in Sydney.
- In Melbourne, small business can access rebates and a number of industry-specific initiatives to cut water use and contribute to city targets.
- In Adelaide, SA Water provides assistance in creating a water efficiency plan as well as a business sustainability group.
- In WA, the Water Corporation provides water saving tips, training, case studies and checklists.