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Partnership helps clients cut water use and boost hygiene

In Water Saving Week, we take a look at Churchill Environmental Services’ partnership with Everything Water, which aims to help clients cut their water usage while ensuring their water quality and compliance levels.

The week is an annual event aiming to raise awareness of the issues around water use and help people save water and use it efficiently in their daily lives.

Churchill Environmental Services provides a full range of environmental compliance services, including water hygiene and water quality management. It has recently teamed up with Everything Water, which provides specialist water saving products and services.

The partnership makes it possible to create a comprehensive water audit of an organisation’s current water use and then recommend savings and reduction solutions to help meet ten year/net zero and sustainability targets.

CES’ managing director Spencer Culley said: ‘Our partnership with Everything Water helps to benefit both of us and our clients.

‘The reduction of water usage in the building and estates sector is clearly moving to the top of the agenda for most business, especially with the push for Net Zero 2035 and CES’ and Everything Water’s customers are looking for the same things.

‘Everything Water has extensive experience in providing water-saving products and services to the sector and CES is ideally positioned to advise on how to effect water reductions safely without compromising the overall water quality or the organisation’s statutory compliance obligations to manage water safely.’

Everything Water’s operations co-ordinator Sami V-Henry said: ‘CES provides the very best in water hygiene and asset management and Everything Water provides quality assured solutions.

‘Both organisations have the highest quality standards and innovation, as our lifeblood is always to develop solutions for our clients which are proven and adjacent to our core competencies.

‘Our symbiotic offering means our combined audiences will derive great value from our partnership.

We can provide proven and effective solutions, including easy retrofit, installation and maintenance, water and energy saving and automated water duty flushing and logging to reduce servicing and risks, such as Legionella.

‘We can also offer remote water temperature and air sensor monitoring, site surveys, system and product design, utility bill analysis and reduction negotiation, water and energy reducing systems for taps, toilets and showers and smart water leak-detection and mitigation, as well as Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmes.’

Spencer said: ‘We believe that having two facets of water management coming together can ensure much needed sustainability for clients, and the fact that water saving opportunities are maximised is a big bonus.

‘Our combined knowledge ensures that all work can be completed in a completely safe and compliant way.’

Sami said: ‘CES’ skills and resources dovetail seamlessly with Everything Water’s expertise of providing organisations with tested solutions that improve water quality and hygiene while cutting energy, carbon and water usage across their local and international estate

‘This helps to reduce the negative impact on our planet and its environment.  In some cases the savings we have been able to make for our clients have exceeded 80 per cent.

‘Small investments can make big changes in our impact on the environment and small positive impacts together can make a real difference.’

CES’ client CBRE and Everything Water worked together on a project helping a London college reduce water, energy and resources in accommodation housing 350 students.

Everything Water’s solutions included water saving taps, toilets and showers, which provided a potential saving of 27 million litres of water over three years and will save nine tonnes of CO2 equivalency.

This would be enough to provide 40,000 people with a year’s drinking water or fill 11 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Spencer said: ‘In the future, I envisage a rollout of water usage inspections and audits to our customer base.  These will help us establish the water saving and reduction potential in each building water system, using CES-installed IoT, such as water usage/flow sensors and smart meters.

‘CES and Everything Water will then provide a report showing the areas of the system where it is safe to reduce water usage, along with the capital expenditure and maintenance costs involved, and it will also show the corresponding savings and efficiencies to be made, typically yielding a 12-month return on investment.

‘There is also the potential for the IoT sensors and auto-flushing taps to be used as a complementary tool in a modernised water hygiene/Legionella compliance programme, whereby routine PPM tasks could be automated, and manual labour resources could be effectively re-allocated for more technical duties.

‘This would lead to significant reductions in operative activity and footfall and result in a more sustainable and carbon-friendly service.’