Track, understand, and review utility bills and water meter for any indications of leaks or other problems
Compile your water bills from at least the last 12 months. Compare readings to previous ones to spot trends or inconsistencies.
• General information on how to understand your water bill: U.S. EPA’s Understanding Your Water Bill
• Water bills can be tracked using a simple excel sheet or using a utility management software like U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
• Guide on how to enter and manage tenant spaces in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
Monitoring water use enables your company to understand water use patterns and identify potential inefficiencies. Monitoring is also essential to setting reduction targets in water use.