Benefits of a Backup Water System for your Business
Nearly all business industries will benefit from backup water– whether that business lies in manufacturing, catering, industrial, commercial or retail. Water is used during multiple stages of business, in product use, the supply chain and manufacturing. A lack of access to water can be a key challenge for any business’ growth.
Steady access to water is vital to ensure that operations are able to continue to run smoothly, but, in countries such as South Africa that regularly face times of drought, water shortages, municipal shutdowns due to ageing infrastructure and other related matters, this is not always as easy as it sounds. Water infrastructures may be damaged or neglected within local municipalities. Water supply in certain areas may be restricted and industries that require large volumes of water at all times may especially feel the impact.
As serious as water interruptions are for businesses, the good news is that a contingency plan can go a long way in safeguarding that your premises always has access to water… even in the event of a country-wide drought.
How to Prepare Your Business for a Water Emergency
The first steps in preparing for a water emergency is to ask the following questions:
- How long could your business efficiently operate with constrained water, or a complete water shortage?
- Do you presently have any plan to decrease disruption to your business if your regular water supply was interrupted?
- Is there an emergency shut-down process that applies to water supply emergencies, and, are employees qualified to act accordingly?
- Is there any crisis management team or process in place to make critical decisions in the event of a water disaster?
Burgess & Partners Plumbing Services are able to offer a backup water system for your business, and also conduct a water assessment on your property that will further help you prepare your business for water outages.
One of the best ways to ensure that your company will always be prepared for any possible chance of water interruption is to consider a backup water system for your premises. Backup water tanks for commercial use are designed to afford access to water at all times, even in the event of a water outage. If the municipal water supply is cut off, the backup tank will continue to provide water with no evident impact on water flow. Once the water supply returns, the tank will refill again. In this way, you will have peace of mind in knowing that water interruptions will not cause operation interruptions. Systems are able to be combined within existing rainwater harvesting tanks or used for dedicated backup tanks. Preferably, you will need a tank large enough to store one to three days of standby water.
Whichever industry you are in, taking the time to invest in critical contingency steps such as a backup water supply for business is the best way to get full peace of mind and ensure the smooth, continuous running of your business practice.
Adapted from SBS