How? Undoubtedly by putting procedures in place and by making use of machinery that allows for the use of less water
. But there's more to it than that.
One of the biggest water-related issues in industrial cleaning is the fact that wastewater
used for cleaning operations is dirty and contaminated by detergents and chemicals, amongst other things. This means that it cannot be used again.
So, there are 2 other courses of action we can take to protect water resources:
- lower or eliminate the use of chemicals for cleaning;
- develop systems that allow us to re-use water more than once.
Once again, the answer comes from technology, research and development. Because while it is true that we absolutely need to rationalise the use of resources, it is no less true that we cannot and must not lower our standards of cleaning and hygiene
. Actually, there is still a lot of work to be done in this direction, especially in many parts of the world where hygiene is substandard.
Technology is able to supply innovative tools, products and devices in order to guarantee high standards of cleanliness and hygiene while preserving water. For instance, there are machines that use ozone instead of chemicals as well as floor scrubbing machines with systems that rationalise the usage of water, filtering and purifying wastewater and making it available again. Monitoring and telemetry systems are also very useful to check consumption and keep tabs on the efficiency of cleaning procedures.