A Great Way to Save On Water Costs
Some businesses love their plants. Even a few plants outside the office can make a tremendous difference in morale, and some buildings actually raise food in the office garden. Thus, some companies are looking into sustainable garden and landscape design. This helps a building save a lot of water as it takes advantage of local rainwater as well as waste water generated by the building to water the plants inside and outside the building, thus saving money on water. The landscaper can also take advantage of xeriscaping, or using plants that use little water, in order to use even less water. It is also possible to use some of the water for other uses, but the water is usually used solely for plants.
While this may have limited use in a city, it is a great idea for buildings that are on the outskirts of a city or town, or in an area suffering from drought. Businesses interested in applying this concept should look at local laws first, as some areas require any entity using rainwater to obtain a permit first; they see any water as a local resource and as such not subject to personal use of any kind. Also, make sure that the area is zoned for some sort of agricultural use if there are plans to use it for food purposes. Otherwise, this is a relative simple idea that only requires a little planning to work, and can save your company a lot of watering woes.