Water saving devices in workplaces and public spaces are crucial for reducing consumption, limiting the risk of waste and also making vending machines sustainable, especially since they are particularly common in these environments.
Offices, stores, and public buildings may have days of inactivity, when they remain completely unattended. At such times anything can happen: a leaking tap, a worn pipe that suddenly breaks. In such situations, the risk of damage to the premises and consequent waste of water are possible.
As anticipated, vending machines also play a preponderant role in water consumption.
We must take into account the fact that, according to Confida data, there are more than 826,000 vending machines in Italy alone, followed by a rather large amount in France and Germany.
We are talking in total about almost 5 billion dispensations in 2020-2021: values that, due to the closure of many facilities during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, have remained lower than average.
The environmental impact of it prompts us to reconsider many of our habits and take useful steps to limit water consumption without sacrifice. Appropriate water-saving devices in workplaces and public places are a step with an important ecological footprint.
Although reducing electrical consumption is relatively simple, limiting water consumption is much more complicated, particularly with regard to coffee, beverage and ice vending machines. But the importance of not wasting such a precious resource and containing its costs drives us toward innovative solutions.
Building automation helps with water-saving devices that are useful in both domestic and public spaces. We are talking about the WATERBLOCK system from ELTEK Appliance, which can:
- reduce the risk of damage to buildings;
- contain waste;
- limit consumption.
This intelligent water-saving device detects anomalies in the water supply and blocks the water flow before excessive consumption occurs.