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Direction
Upgrade facilities where possible and improve water use estimate with real data.

11/12 objectives How we did
Meter water consumption at the Eco Manufacturing Centre. The water meter was not installed due to a project management oversight; however this will be rectified in July 2012.
Ensure all sites have basic water efficiency measures installed such as flow regulators in all bathroom fittings. Five large sites have undergone water efficiency upgrades carried out by site facilities or landlords.

12/13 objectives
  • Meter water consumption at the Eco Manufacturing Centre.
  • Ensure all sites have basic water efficiency measures installed such as flow regulators in all bathroom fittings.

For the 11/12 year water use at Fuji Xerox has decreased by 34 percent. This can be attributed to greater water efficiencies at our national warehouse resulting in a 1864 kL of potable water savings. This result together with and a decreased average water use figure per head have resulted in a further 888 kL water use reduction for other Fuji Xerox Australia sites. The decreased average water use per head is based on accurate meter readings from our Brisbane office, which is 2.3 kL per person for 11/12 whereas the average was 2.6 kL per person in 10/11.

The significant decrease in water consumption at the national warehouse  is due to improved maintenance on the air conditioning system cooling tower as well as the continuing policy of no garden irrigation and upgrading water fixtures. The Eco Manufacturing Centre has been unable to produce accurate water consumption results due to metering problems during the refurbishment. We would otherwise expect there to be a significant reduction in water use due to the 100,000 litre rainwater tanks that are connected to all toilets and garden irrigation system as well as upgrading the water fixtures from a 2 to a 5 star rating during the refurbishment.

Water from municipal sources

Water from municipal sources

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