Water management services
Water audit: scrutinising every detail of water efficiency & consumption
Water is vital, but unfortunately South Africa is not rich in this scarce resource. Due to increasing demand for water and decreasing water quality, careful water management is a priority in this country. A comprehensive water audit report will uncover any costly inefficiency in your water distribution system that could be resulting in wastage.
Following a step-by-step process we can help your organisation make informed decisions about water management, usage optimisation and expected water savings.
SEM Water management process
STEP 1: Preliminary water audit
- Benchmark facilities
- Break down water usage
- Identify best water savings strategy (solutions)
- Calculate preliminary cost / saving estimate for each strategy
- Assist client to choose which strategies are to be investigated in more detail.
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STEP 2: Detailed water audit
- Accurately estimate the savings and costs for the strategies selected during the preliminary water audit.
STEP 3: Contract negotiation (shared* or turnkey)
- Client selects water management strategies to be implemented:
- Option 1 – Turnkey contract:
- Client finances all phases of the contract
- All resulting savings go to the client
- Risk carried by client.
- Option 2 – Shared savings contract:
- SEM finances implementation and future phases of the contract
- SEM shares the verified savings with the client
- SEM carries all risks
- Client only pays for verified savings.
* Risk sharing contracts are subject to approval. Find out more about our Shared Savings Contracts.
STEP 4: Solutions implementation
- SEM implements the agreed upon water savings strategies
STEP 5: Savings verification
- Ensure water savings are realised most effectively and efficiently
STEP 6: Maintenance
- Ensure savings are maintained over time to ensure maximum savings over time.
Featured Water Management Project
- Built water meter valve chamber on water mains
- Reroute water mains at water tank
- Resolve water pressure problem to housing
- Alter water pressure control concept on ring mains
- Isolate old redundant underground water pipes
- Provide borehole water for farming section
- Do sub-metering for water management
- Use GSM-loggers for daily monitoring
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