Process Improvements Can Reduce Operating Costs
We’ve been able to save client’s money as they change processes in their operation. Instead of blindly feeding phosphate, we help you determine exactly how much phosphate is needed. For example, by effectively testing, analyzing, and reporting, we helped one client drop their phosphate use by over half. Water and the laws that govern water treatment are always changing and by implementing a water treatment program your processes can change with it. There are two ways we can help save money using our water treatment program: 1) keeping your system in compliance to prevent extra testing costs, and 2) reducing the amount of chemicals needed to keep your system within compliance.
Preventing Failed Test Reduces Extra Testing Costs
Lead and copper testing starts out by testing a specific number of locations twice a year for three years, followed by tests at half the locations once a year for the next three years, and then finally half the locations once every three years. If you exceed your 90th percentile, you are required to restart this process back at the beginning, which adds costs, but sometimes an exceedance is not necessarily your fault. Water, pipes, and treatment processes may change between testing, causing the exceedance.
Whether you’ve recently fell out of compliance or you are trying not to, we can help keep you in compliance and keep your costs down. By keeping you up to date with new laws and by effectively testing, analyzing, and reporting on your water system we can help save you money on lab fees and the amount of water treatment chemicals used. We use data to help manage your water treatment chemicals, which helps you save money.
Coupon Study Yields Savings on Chemical Costs
Phosphate is used primarily for corrosion prevention, but without knowing how much corrosion a city’s water is causing, it’s hard to gauge how much phosphate is needed to keep it in compliance. We worked together with a city water purveyor in Ohio to see if we could reduce the total amount of phosphate used. After installing a ‘coupon rack’ to test for corrosion of lead, copper, and steel, we were able to safely cut their phosphate usage by 55%, which saved them over half of their phosphate chemical costs.