Water Audits

Water is a critical natural resource with a very high strategic importance to the business. Consultivo comprehensive water audit services provide you with better water efficiency solutions and cost savings, to meet internal policies, comply with legal obligations or demonstrate your commitment towards sustainability.

What do you get through a comprehensive water audit?

Understanding the water consumption pattern of the facility (within the fence) and a detailed water balance diagram and water mapping
Identification of major areas of potential water savings
Compliance check against applicable legal requirements
Recommendations and identification of strategies.
Awareness/sensitization session on water conservation customised to your facility
Inputs for disclosure: Alignment with GRI 303 indicators and SDG 6, 13, 14

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Water Audits

500+ organisations

Our specialised resources have been leading the way to a sustainable business for more than 500 organisations/units since 2009.


There are various methodologies available globally for water audits. Consultivo team can use any of the globally accredited methodologies as per the requirements of your industry and organisation. The standard methodology prescribed by the American Water Works Association is generally adopted for the audit in absence of any specific requirements. The water balance of the facility is developed accordingly.

The “General Guidelines for Water Audit & Water Conservation” have been prepared as conceptual guidelines to cover broadly three main sectors of water use viz. irrigation, domestic and industrial. The aims and objectives of these guidelines are to introduce, standardize and popularize the water audit system for conservation of water in all sectors of water use and improve the water use efficiency.

A methodology can also be custom built to suit your requirement.

The water consumption pattern was obtained through field visits, measurements, interviews and analysis of available data.

Water audits are conducted in a multi-stage approach keeping in mind both short-term and long-term sustainable water management solutions.

Step 1: Initial inventory

Gather data such as maps showing locations and equipment where water is used, water demand and consumption data, equipment manuals and pipeline layout drawings

Step 2: The Water Withdrawal and Use Inventory
Step 3: Audit

  • Metering system
  • Flow measurement
  • Leak detection
  • Loss estimation

Step 4: Water Balance
Step 5: Audit recommendation

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) criteria of categorization of industrial sectors based on the Pollution Index which is a function of the emissions (air pollutants), effluents (water pollutants), hazardous wastes generated and consumption of resources:

Category I: Chlor-Alkali, Fertilizer, Ferrous & Nonferrous (Integrated Plants), Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Petrochemical, Oil Refineries

Category II: Automobile, Power, Cement, Sugar, Paint, Airport, Hotels (Large), Pharmaceutical, Distilleries (Alcoholic beverages), Mines

Category III: Engineering, Cigarette, Buildings, Food and Food Processing, FMCG, Tyre Manufacturing, Potable Alcohol Blending, Non-Alcoholic Beverages (soft drinks)

Types of Water Audits

Our water audits and water management services include:

  • Building water audits
  • Industrial water audits
Water audit is qualitative and quantitative analysis of water consumption. It helps in analysing risk and opportunities associated with water to manage water efficiency as part of sustainability strategy.

Key Benefits of Water Audits

Water audit improves the distribution system, spots problems and risk areas and therefore builds a better understanding of water handling system right from source to disposal/treatment. Leak detection programs help in minimizing leakages and tackling small problems before they become major ones. These programs have the potential to

  • Reduce water losses
  • Improve financial performance
  • Improve reliability of supply system
  • Enhance knowledge of the distribution system
  • Increase efficiency in the use of existing supplies
  • Create Better safeguard to public health and property
  • Improve public relations
  • Reduce legal liability, and reduced disruption


Reduce: Employ new processes and change behaviour to reduce water consumption in our plants whilst achieving the same high quality of product.

Reuse: Collect waste water streams within facilities and re-use appropriately.

Recycle: Investigate & employ new technologies to recycle later for appropriate use within the plant.


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