Upgrading plumbing systems can improve efficiency

May 31, 2019

As concerns about water utility costs continue to grow, facilities are taking a closer look at the efficiency of plumbing systems, according to an article from Facility Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website.

Upgrades of inefficient or failing systems can help address these challenges by helping facilities operate more sustainably. 

The challenge for maintenance and engineering managers is finding the water-wasting components and planning upgrades to address the problems. 

In a facility with hundreds of plumbing fixtures, hunting for a mysterious whistle can go on for months before a technician can identify the culprit — maybe a worn toilet tank water valve seat pouring hundreds of gallons per hour directly into the sewer.

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