Diageo are a global leader in beverage alcohol founded in 1997
Domestic water can be often overlooked when identifying opportunities to be more energy efficient. With process water running as efficiently as possible, Diageo understood the requirement to review the domestic water supply to the site in Leven. Six male washrooms with high footfall were chosen to implement change to reduce water, wastewater charges and improve the overall user experience.DB Group were chosen to help Diageo through this process and offered a simple approach to water management
What DB Enviro did
DB Group retrofitted 18 traditional urinal bowls for a waterless solution across 6 washrooms. The process was not to replace the bowl however to change the pipework to allow for a faster flow to the stack.
The urinals not only reduce water and wastewater, however also save co2 emissions by reducing the water arriving at the Levenmouth treatment plant. In conjunction with the urinals. We also replaced all taps and plugs across 19 sinks. The flow of water at Diageo was reaching 30 litres per minute. By applying the new more efficient tap we have reduced the flow to 5.7 litres per minute.
Outcome for Client
- Reduced smell, water and maintenance
- 5.5M litres in water saved per year
- Taps-85% reduction in water
- Waterless urinal ROI 0.69
“We contacted DB Environmental division to carry out water saving surveys across domestic water facilities.These surveys were carried out promptly and professionally and we were provided with detailed feedback on where we could make the biggest savings on site. We opted to change over; 18 urinals to waterless and taps in most used washrooms to the reducer variety. The waterless urinals have saved the site 2,500,000 litres of water in a 12-month period and the reducer taps are on track to save a further 3,000,000 giving a total saving of 5,500,000 litres per year. This was achieved from a relatively modest investment. This equates to a financial saving of just over £10,000 per year.”
Jay Christie- Environmental Manager
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