1. Water use monitoring


Monitoring water use is the first step towards reducing its use and minimising water waste. There are various methods that can be adopted to monitor water use, including monitoring water bills, installation and monitoring of water meters, or installation of water metrics devices to monitor real-time data of specific areas of use and flow rates. The more consistent and informative the data the greater the potential for identifying opportunities to reduce use. Monitoring and reducing water use is compatible with the principles of sustainable production, economically, environmentally and socially.

Best Practice
A.

Taps, pipes and other water fixtures are routinely inspected for problems and repaired promptly.

Minimum Standard
B.

There is an effective wastewater monitoring system in place. The monitoring process is supported by a plan to reduce water use in the winery

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