Reducing Mains Water Consumption
SWEP Paignton Zoo's effective methodology for reducing water consumption
As part of the targeting for ISO 14001, water usage was identified as a significant environmental impact. A systematic approach, tackling all areas of mains water consumption was adopted. Four main methods were employed simultaneously to reduce mains water usage.
After 3 years, the measures resulted in an overall reduction in consumption of 32.84%. This is a saving in the Zoo’s running costs of over £12,000.
The project has also resulted in improved awareness, within the staff, of both water conservation and environmental issues generally.
The implementation of ISO 14001 has resulted in press coverage for the Zoo on environmental matters.