Waterwise on the Farm (Version 2)

Step 4: Identify and compare water efficiency activities to reduce the amount of water you use

If your actual water-use is higher than your expected use, then the next step is to calculate which water efficiency activities are the most cost-effective for you.

Chapter 3 gives a list of water efficiency measures for different activities. Many of these options make good business sense and require little capital investment.

By combining your knowledge of how much water you use with the suggestions in Chapter 3, you can calculate the payback period for each option and use the results to set priorities for your actions. As well as the savings on your water bill, do not forget to include savings from reduced dirty water, energy and treatment costs, but also include any increase in maintenance costs.

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