Concord Public works is interested in helping our commercial water customers become more water efficient.
Did you know, according to a study conducted by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the total amount of water used to produce a restaurant meal ranges from six to 29 gallons per meal?
For a limited time, Concord Public Works will provide FREE water use assessments and pre-rinse spray nozzles to institutions and businesses in the food service industry and those with large kitchens. The water use assessments are conducted by a trained advisor from Energy New England, who will evaluate water use, suggest efficiency measures, and install the new spray valve at no extra charge.
This complimentary service is available for a limited time; call the toll-free Energy New England Hotline at 1-888-772-4242 to schedule an assessment.
The new spray valve use 1.28 gallons or water per minute, compared to older models using 3 gallons per minute. It has a precise and forceful spray and can help Concord businesses with kitchen facilities save $1,000 a year on energy, water and sewer expenses. See the fact sheet here to learn more.
In-ground irrigation systems account for much of Concord’s summertime water use, therefore it is important that every system is working as efficiently a practicable, given its age and design. Even the most basic system shortcoming can waste thousands of gallons of water and cost property owners hundreds of dollars a year in unnecessary landscaping costs and water bills. FREE irrigation system check-ups are available to the first 20 customers who schedule appointments.
CPW is working with GreenScapes Lawn and Gardens to provide this complimentary service. Call 1-781-648-4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. A certified irrigation system auditor will come to your business to determine the efficiency of your system. You will receive a report documenting your property’s irrigation water use with recommendations for repairs and/or improvements that can save you water.
Funding for these initiatives is provided in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Technology. Funds are limited; check-ups, assessments and spray nozzle installations are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Commercial customers are also eligible to participate in the toilet replacement rebate program. Click here to learn more.