Water has stealthily become a major building operating expense. It is now mentioned in the same breath as taxes, insurance, and oil & natural gas. It is not uncommon to see water & sewer costs in excess of $1000 per apartment.
Fortunately, buildings can fight back, and in a major way. Straightforward water reduction options exist which can result in cost savings of as much as 30 to 50 percent.
Added Bonus – Oil and Natural Gas Savings
In addition to lower waters costs, reduced water usage also means lower oil or natural gas costs. 30 to 40% of a buildings heating oil or natural gas bill is made up of the cost of heating hot water. When less water is used, less energy is required to heat the water.