Don’t Be A Water Hog!


California has just issued a new report that states it only has a year left of water before it dries up.  This is an especially frightening fact for businesses that use water on a daily basis as part of their operations.

There are a few simple ways to curb the overuse of water and reduce water use 4 times, 8 times, even 10 times the normal rate.  One such solution is a pressure washer.  Pressure washers reduce water by pressurizing it, then discharging it through specially designed wands and tips that produce different types of spray that fit in line with whatever the job may be.

For example, a standard garden hose discharges water at an average rate of 10 gallons per minute.  Lets say that a business uses the hose water for 5 minutes per application, five times a day.  That’s 250 gallons per day of water use.  Using simple math, one can determine that a business can use easily 65,000 gallons of water per year.   Now using the same starting point, compared with a pressure washer, the results are dramatically different.  A standard pressure washer uses about 3.5 gallons of water per minute.  The pressured water cuts the work time from 5 minutes to 3 minutes (conservatively) but still washing the same amount of times, five.  That’s 52.5 gallons of water per day.  Using the same calculations we come to a total water use of 13,650 gallons of water used per year.

What this boils down to is how productive a business is and what steps are they taking to increase productivity while reducing costs.  If a company wanted to use 65,000 gallons of water per year, that’s fine, but if they used a pressure washer, they would increase their productivity in using that water exponentially.