Following Metsec’s ARUP review in 2007 it was highlighted that an area to target and reduce our impact on use of natural resources was water use. To this end Metsec implemented a process of installing push taps, sinks with integral plugs and leak monitoring. Push taps were retro-fitted to existing sinks meaning taps could not be left running after use. Sinks with integral plugs were installed as historically plugs would get damaged or go missing. Leak monitoring and the monthly recording of water usage assisted in detecting water leaks and any abnormal usage patterns. This has allowed Metsec to reduce water consumption by 50% since 2007.
* NB: Figures currently under review as, due to our low water usage, our water supplier has switched us to estimated billing, with a meter reading once per year.