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Colne firm helps school flush away water bills
9:23am Saturday 7th July 2012 in News
A BLACKBURN school has flushed away the bulk of its water bills thanks to a Colne firm.
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School has saved around £18,000 in the last 18 months with the help of Harvey Environmental Services.
Brian Sheard, the school's facilities manager, realised there was no water saving measure in place when he started at QEGs.
It isn’t normally a concern for domestic users, however, QEGS had nine toilets that were each flushing a cistern containing 10 litres of water, five times per hour, 365 days a year.
He felt this was not only an expensive over use of water but also, at a time when water is becoming an expensive and scarce commodity, a complete waste of a valuable resource.
Brian then consulted Harvey Environmental who were able to find an immediate solution to the problem.
With the help of a small device called a Sensaflush attached above every urinal cistern, an instant saving in water was noticed, not just in consumption but monetary terms.
Brian said: “I wholeheartedly recommend Harvey Environmental. The advice that I received has been excellent and there are good financial and moral reasons why we all need to keep water use to a minimum."
Martin Harvey, managing director of Harvey Environmental Services, said “QEGS are just one of our many happy customers who have been able to not only do their bit for the environment but make really big money savings.
"It’s a great example of what we are able to achieve with these water saving devices and something that every business should consider installing.”