The Water audit is a two-stage process. It includes a preliminary water survey and detailed water audit. The Preliminary water survey is performed to collect basic information of the manufacturing activities of the plant, its total water consumption and water discharge pattern and water billing, rates and water cess.
After the preliminary water usage data is collected, a detailed water audit is performed, which involves the below steps:
Holding On-site discussions with the plant manager and other associated personnel
Analysis of the complete Water system
Quantification of baseline water map
The data from the Monitoring and measurements such as piezometers, digital flow meters etc
Quantification of inefficiencies and leaks
Amount of total water loads and discharges
Quantification of variability in flows and quality parameters
Strategies for effective water treatment with recycling & reuse of the recycled water
A detailed water balance report is prepared. The mapping of Water quality requirement at various user areas is done to find out water recycling and water reuse alternatives.