IndEco saving water in institutional and commercial facilities

Wednesday, 02 February 2011

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          IndEco and its auditing partner are marketing, setting up audits and doing water savings verifications for the City of Toronto’s commercial and institutional free water audit and Capacity Buy Back program. The purpose of the program is to identify ways to reduce water use in commercial and institutional facilities and help these customers to save money. Our work on the program began in the spring of 2010 and continues to the end of December 2011.

In September 2010, IndEco began contacting commercial and institutional organizations to offer facility managers free water audits and explain the city's Capacity Buy Back Program. The free water audit, conducted by a professional engineer, will identify savings opportunities through the implementation of new equipment or changes to water intensive processes. During the period of September to December 2010, 45 customers at various facilities agreed to the free water audits, and of these, 25 have had audits completed. We encourage participants to proceed with water saving upgrades or process changes based on the recommendations of the audit report. Once these measures are completed, a professional engineer will verify the water savings of each installed measure and the City will issue an incentive payment. As we are in the early stages of the program, we have not completed any savings verifications at the time of writing this article. Please check with us at the beginning of April 2011 when we will provide an update on our progress.

For further information on water conservation program planning and management, please contact:

Shona Adamson

Related information

Read about IndEco's water conservation program planning and management for the Regional Municipality of York:
IndEco and partners save more than 400 million litres of water in York Region in 2009
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