Step 3: Water Reduction

Can you reduce the amount of water you pay for? Consider which current practices can be changed to reduce the quantity of water being used.

Do all hoses, hand lances and washing equipment have trigger controls?

Fit triggers to all hoses. Consider the use of pressure washers to improve efficiency of cleaning and reduce water use. Don’t waste water between jobs.

Do you use tank covers?

Covers prevent algae growth, contamination and evaporation.

Do you brush/scrape or squeegee any solid waste away before washing down?

The removal of solid waste before washing down can significantly reduce the amount of water used.

Have you installed stock drinkers which avoid spillage?

Use bite types for pigs, nipple and cup for poultry.