Water Management Planning
Table 1-4. Action PlanWater Use Reduction Opportunity Checklist
Water Use Reduction
Water Use Monitoring and Education
Read water meters and record monthly water use.
Install submeters on any major water-using equipment,
systems, or processes.
Implement a leak detection and repair program.
Educate facility staff, building occupants, employees, and visi-
tors on water management program goals and initiatives.
Review, understand, and utilize information in codes, stan-
dards, and voluntary programs for water efficiency.
Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Replace old tank-type toilets withWaterSense labeled models.
Replace old flushometer-valve toilets flushing greater than
gallons per flush (gpf ) with high-efficiency models,
and install retrofit dual-flush conversion devices on 1.6 gpf
flushometer valve toilets.
Replace old flushing urinals withWaterSense labeled models.
Replace lavatory faucets or faucet aerators (for private use)
with WaterSense labeled models and install 0.5 gallons per
minute (gpm) faucets or aerators in public-use settings.
Replace old showerheads with WaterSense labeled models.
Wash only full loads of laundry.
Replace old single-load clothes washers with ENERGY STAR
qualified models or consider the water factor when pur-
chasing larger or more industrial-sized laundry machines.
Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Replace old ice machines with ENERGY STAR qualified models.
Replace old steam cookers with ENERGY STAR qualified
Load steam cookers, steam kettles, and combination ovens
4.3, 4.4, 4.5
Switch to connectionless combination ovens, steam cook-
ers, and steam kettles.
4.3, 4.4, 4.5
Replace old water-cooled wok stoves with a waterless
Install in-line flow restrictor to reduce dipper well flow rate
to 0.3 gpm.