There are benefits to saving water in all construction projects - from houses to roadways and land development.
Why save water?
Whether your project is a house, a small building, a roadway or a land development, your decisions can have a big impact on how water is used now and for years to come.
Water is worth conserving, not only because it is essential for our health and well being and that of our environment, but also because as individuals and businesses, we must pay for the water we use.
The construction and development industry is in a unique position to influence future water use in Australia. By implementing water conservation measures, the construction and development sector can ensure that this investment delivers significant ongoing dollar savings for water users now and into the future.
So what are the benefits of saving water if you are in the business of building or constructing roads, housing or commercial developments?
By minimising water usage in all aspects of your project, you can gain a marketing advantage over your competitors by:
- Delivering ongoing savings to building owners
- Reducing the need for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, which reduces the overall construction cost for the client
- Ensuring that clients are prepared for future water restrictions, and will be able to avoid the need for costly retrofitting in years to come
- Demonstrating your commitment to responsible project management, which may accelerate the land-use approval process
- Addressing the needs of clients with an interest in protecting water resources, such as water authorities and government agencies
- Marketing your business to clients who value environmental and social performance.
Additional benefits include:
- Ensuring that there is more water available for local streams, wetlands, and their natural inhabitants
- Meeting regulatory requirements and incentives for water conservation
- Reducing impact on local water supplies and systems.