If you’re a dentist, you probably notice that it’s pretty easy to waste a lot of water at work. Some decades ago, people wouldn’t even take this into consideration, but due to more and more awareness for the environment, people and industries at large are taking their water consumption into consideration.
It’s not only awful to waste water unnecessarily, but it also comes with penalties on our environment. That’s why so many dentists have taken proper measures to reduce the waste of water in their offices. Here is how to conserve water in your dental practices.
Run water only when using it
It’s very common for dentists to leave the water on while seeing a patient so they won’t have to spend time running it every time it’s needed while having to hang on to their dental instruments. Leaving it running means gallons lost.
Encouraging your patients to turn the faucet off while brushing by way of sign etc. is a small but lengthy gesture to conserve water.
Plumbing + Leaks
Sometimes, old buildings tend to have their leaks. This might be hard to notice in a dentist office where water is used all the time. But if you notice an increased water bill, even when implementing green practices, this might be the reason.
Other ways you can save water in your dental practice
Install low flow aerators on sinks
These simple mechanisms will reduce the amount of water flow dispensed from your sink. You’ll lose less water without affecting efficiency.
Install water-saving toilets
Low-flush toilets and dual-flush toilets are great for saving water as they only require a minimal amount to function. In case you want to try an even powerful tool, dual-flush toilets have both strong and low flow options that can be used as needed.
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