C&W: Logistics sector can cut water consumption by recycling
Water recycling can help reduce clean water consumption in a building by up to 50 percent and water service charges by up to 90 percent, according to C&W. Although there was no shortage of rainfall in the last summer months, drought remains an issue in Poland. According to the Polish government agency Panstwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie (Polish Waters/National Water Management Authority), 10 percent of Poland’s territory is affected by agricultural drought, and low water levels have been observed on 51 percent of the staff gauges of the hydrological monitoring network. One of the ways to reduce clean water consumption is to collect rainwater in warehouse tanks. Such water, when appropriately filtered, is odorless, colorless and free from solid impurities, and filters do not need to be replaced, but cleaned once every eight or 10 years. It can be reused for toilet flushing, plant watering, technological equipment or process cooling in a building. Another way to save water that is gaining traction is to recycle greywater, namely waste bath, washing and sink water. This technology will prove most successful in buildings with many showers as it will easily satisfy all the requirements for plant watering or toilet flushing, according to C&W.