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The Benefits of Closed Loop Water Recycling

You may have heard of various kinds of options for treating water in a stone fabrication shops. In fact, water treatment continues to become an ever more important process in the stone fabrication industry. For multiple reasons, stone fabrication shops are implementing closed loop water recycling systems and benefiting from these systems. In this article we will consider some reasons why fabricators are using closed loop water recycling systems in their shops.

Better for the Environment

One of the reasons fabricators are choosing to install closed loop water recycling systems in their shops is that it is better for the environment. How so? In a number of ways really. First, by using water over again, you reduce the amount of new water that is required to be pumped through the shop. Think about that for a moment, the average stone shop uses anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 gallons of water a day. If the water can be recycled and used over and over, that translates into a significant reduction the amount of water used and disposed of.

An extended benefit of offering services that are better for the environment is that your shop can inform your potential customers of the fact that your working to help the environment. There is a significant amount of the market that looks for products and services that are mindful of protecting the environment. If you are using a closed loop recycling system for your shop water, you could see benefits of tapping into this part of the market.

Reduction In OSHA Fines

Another benefit to making use of a closed loop system in your stone fabrication shop is that it can save you time, money, and heartache of some OSHA violations. With the right search criteria, you can easily find a number of examples of fabricators' inspection violations related to silica dust. Here are 3 separate quotes taken from inspection violations that we found through a quick search in a popular search engine:

stone fabricator again exposes workers to... ...respiratory dangers at stone-cutting yard... ...faces $63K in OSHA penalties
inspection also identified potential health hazards stemming from overexposure to silica dust and inadequate respiratory protection.

Waste water recycling systems allow your shop to reduce the amount of respirable silica dust in the work environment. So, OSHA compliance is another benefit of utilizing closed loop water recycling.

Quick Return On Investment

The last benefit that we are going to consider is one that some might not readily think of as being a benefit. However, when compared with other ways of investing in your fabrication business, water recycling does offer benefits.

Any time you spend money with the expectation of receiving a savings back, you are actually investing in your fabrication shop. Some of these investments take a significant amount of time before you begin seeing the savings. Not so with water recycling.

Closed loop water recycling often times pays itself off in 1 ½ - 5 years time. That is a pretty quick ROI and that is why we classify it as a benefit.

So in summary, there are various methods for handling stone waste water in your fabrication shop. And as we have seen in this article, there are some benefits that can be obtained by choosing to use a closed loop recycling method for your stone water. Furthermore, there are a number of options from which to choose.

If you are not sure how to improve how you handle your stone water, give use a call at: 877-315-4761 or email us at: [email protected] for more information.
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