Go to any industrial node close to your city and town and you will take note of just how much water is still being wasted. Not only is it being wasted, but it is quite toxic as well, thus rendering it unsuitable for any further use. A complete waste of an extremely precious resource. Fortunately, that is a lot less than would have been the case in the past, because the Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental and health and safety authorities have stepped in in a big way.
Laws have been promulgated, thus ensuring that no such water leaves an industrial premises, if it can be helped, without having had industrial wastewater treatment procedures and maintenance programs installed. And if these were never installed initially, they will now be enforced. There are steep penalties for those industrialists who contravene the laws in place. Those penalties are steeper still when wastewater has been allowed to escape the industrial premises and cause grievous or irreparable damage to nearby natural environments, including other water resources.
Your business may only be small. You may be out of the purview of the authorities for now. But surely, your business is bound to grow. There will potentially be more waste. Even so, there is waste now. Not a single gallon of water should ever be laid to waste. Surely you are aware of that by now. It is your responsibility to clean up your act. It does damage to your natural environment. It causes pain and grievance for all who rely on the water that you are wasting.
And this should at least attract your notice. Your waste and degradation is eating into your company’s bottom line as we speak. Thought so. That got your attention surely.