Water Use | Toxicity
The Water Footprint: an important regeneration standard
Within the regenerative movement, the water footprint is essential to quantifying successful programs. By its nature, regenerative agriculture sequesters carbon from the atmospheric pool and into the soil. As it heals and regains a vibrant ecosystem, healthy, well-structured soil absorbs and retains significantly more water and replenishes the Earth’s aquifers.
For the community at-large, citizens, businesses, governments and educational institutions, it is imperative to use a regenerative perspective in assessing how their current systems and practices impact their water usage. Beyond the quantity of waters used, toxins released into the sewer systems and waterways have far-reaching consequences on the environment.
In the RiA Blog Magazine article, Zero WATER Waste: more than a goal, a necessity, establishes the foundation for Ei’s Water Use | Toxicity Platform.
The initial focus is on water reduction in areas where the “spent water” released into sewer systems or other waterways is laden with toxic chemicals. Thus, water use and toxicity are addressed in unison.
Simple solutions save water, along with toxic-agent use, and make good business sense for companies, the communities, and the environment.
Two Water Use | Toxicity Initiatives are announced and in the formation process:
A simple solution saves tremendous toxic chemical-laden water
Cooling tower water must be treated to prevent scale, corrosion and bio-fouling. By eliminating the hardness in source water, scale does not build up; corrosion and biological grown are effectively controlled. Thus, the use of chemical additives and “blowdown” are eliminated, tremendous water is saved and water laden with toxic chemical additives is no longer released into the sewer system.
Beyond green cleaning
Though they are an improvement over toxic-cleaning solutions, many green-cleaning products are synthetic in nature and often pose harm to individuals and the environment. Conscious cleaning solutions cause no harm whether ingested via breath or swallowing or flushed into sewer systems. In addition to cleaning solutions, the Ei CCI addresses cleaning protocol, supplies used, and the carbon and water footprints inherent within janitorial programs.