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Logging Water Usage


Paying attention to water usage is important for organizations using metered water—and vital if your organization is located in a drought-prone area—but a growing and important aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility for all companies.  The water usage features allows easy-to-access tracking of water usage and builds a portrait of your entire water usage cycle.


Carbon and More allows you to record and track water consumption activities in an easily accessible water journal.  Each record can specify:
- The type of usage or task the water has been used for;
- The amount of water used, in the standard unit of your choice;
- The source of the water used, to better track its environmental impact;
- The freshness level of the water used;
- The destination of your water post-usage, to track your water recycling habits.

The depth of information collected allows your organization to create a flexible water consumption reduction strategy that targets your specific goals, and track your progress with precision.


Water is an ecosystem, and tracking and addressing water usage is only one small part of the overall treatment of water in a geographical area.  Carbon and More does not factor in water waste through pipe leakage or consider the quality of municipal water, but lets you gather data to create in-house solutions for your organization's specific needs.


Sophisticated water recycling practices often require special equipment, but most organizations can set water conservation targets, save on water bills, and promote a culture of corporate responsibility with merely a few small changes in behavior:

Reward good conservation practices
- Create a culture of conservation by not just informing, but rewarding staff for being aware of water usage and lowering their own daily water usage with a small weekly prize.
- Place posters in washrooms which encourage staff to turn off faucets if they are not directly in use.

Install timed faucets in washrooms
- Installing timed faucets in washroom sinks is a simple, low-cost way to save up to 32% more water without reorganizing an entire plumbing system.

Use simple filtering solutions instead of bottled water or water coolers
- The environmental impact of sourcing, extracting, shipping, and replacing the water in a bottled water cooler can be eliminated completely by installing a water filter on your faucet, or purchasing a filter-enabled pitcher for your organization.  Not only does this remove the cost of contracting with a water cooler supply company, but reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating trucking emissions.

Consider secondary uses
- Greywater from kitchen sinks, kettles, dishwashers, and more can be easily repurposed for irrigation or to water plants, which use the contaminants in the water as growth nutrients.
- Partnerships may be available with environmental organizations, agricultural providers, or more to collect and reuse greywater.