Just one dripping faucet or leaking toilet can amount to 3,000 gallons of water loss per year. One small crack in the line of an irrigation system can lose more than 13,000 gallons annually and leaky valves and gaskets anywhere in your facility can cause mechanical break downs and property damage, impacting your water, sewer, and energy bills.
If your facility has a compressed air system that powers machine tools and spray painting equipment, you may already be aware of the potential for significant losses due to leaks. One 1/4 inch leak alone can add more than $10,000 year in energy costs and significant reductions in compressor capacity.
With recent water rate increases in several Maryland jurisdictions and the potential for quick payback in energy savings by fixing compressed air losses, now is a great time to take a fresh look at your facility to identify and address leaks.
Compressed Air Leaks
Thank you to all who submitted entries in the Look for the Leak Prize drawing. Names were drawn at the Maryland Green Registry Annual Membership and Awards Event on June 14, 2017 and the prizes, sponsored by ICF, included water leak detectors, thermal leak detectors, light monitors and a free registration to the September 25-27. 2017 ISWA World Congress/ WASTECON event in Baltimore, courtesy of SWANA. The winners were CEM Design, Architects, the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, Merritt Properties LLC, Michael Baker International, NVS Merle Norman, ThermoFisher Scientific and Marks, Thomas Architects.
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