Water leaks can be very costly and can cause significant damage and disruption to any business.
The problem is, how do you know if you have a leak?
You may suspect you are using more water than you should be but without resorting to expensive investigations it is hard to be sure.
One simple way is to find your water meter and take readings whilst the main site activities are closed. Try to make sure that no processes or water consumption is occurring and then monitor the usage patterns. Generally, water meters use dials that rotate whilst water is being used. Be aware that some processes may be running in the background without you being aware. Urinals may flish or pumps an compressors kick in from time to time. Check with maintenance or facilities management staff to understand your site activity.
For a business it may be better to select an out of hours period to check for leaks. The meter should be virtually still or showing very little activity
Water meters are often in a pit or hard to access so a torch will be useful.
In a recent case, we arranged for a night porter of a hotel to observe and measure readings at hourly intervals from 2 am to 5 am. In this case there was no leak but an abnormal usage due to inefficient equipment in showers, urinals and leisure areas.