Water Conservation In The Salon

Water Conservation In The Salon

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For years, water conservationists have encouraged us to conserve water and use it wisely.

Yet salons contribute to one of the highly used water in the world. On a good day, a salon will see more than 10 customers that will need their hair washed, which equates to approximately 80 litres of water used! That is not inclusive of washing salon towels and tools. 

22 March marks UN World Water Day and we want to encourage salons to conserve water and at the same time, save up to 50% on your water bill! #WinWin

According to the Public Utilities Board, salons can save water by opting for appliances with a high WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme), which means fittings and products with the most ticks. 

Like with all efficiency schemes in Singapore, more ticks signify a more efficient machine. Items such as washing machines that have four ticks use 43% less water as compared to one that has two ticks. 

Here are ways for salons to save water (and money in the long run!):

  1. Wash your salon towels only on full load in the washing machine.
  2. Use the eco mode. Washing machines running on the eco mode will use less water and electricity.
  3. Do not use too much shampoo when washing your customer’s hair; more shampoo means more water needed to rinse the suds off.
  4. Check all water fixtures for any leaks. A common leak area is under the tap on your wash basin.
  5. Use water saving shower heads, this limits the flow of water so you get the same pressure but with less water. 

While we are busy educating our staff and colleagues on the latest hair trend, don’t forget to also educate them about water conservation as well. Saving water works best when everyone in the salon practices it too.

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