Manufacturing and industrial plants use high volumes of water as part of their everyday processes for the production and cooling of products and equipment. It’s also used for the cleaning and in the storage of specialist products in order to maintain the expected levels of health and safety.
In the industrial sector, the mismanagement of water is often the cause of the high volumes that get unnecessarily flushed away every year. Research conducted to look at the volume of water consumption in the industry found the generation division has the highest usage rate sector; using 90% of the water in this sector.
Water scarcity is often a problem for those in the industrial sector. As high volumes of water are constantly required, areas begin to experience problems with shortages or water companies applying large surcharges to bills for mass water use.