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Commercial Water Treatment Systems and Energy Conservation: How They Work Together

Commercial water treatment systems have secret weapons for modern businesses. Why? Their ability to reduce consumption, improve water quality, and improve energy efficiency — simultaneously.

With energy costs rising by more than 14%, it’s mission-critical for businesses to conserve resources and maximize efficiency everywhere — including the office sink. Commercial water treatment systems offer a solution by filtering out contaminants and providing clean drinking water for businesses and their employees.

As increasingly more businesses take steps to reduce their carbon emissions, transition to recyclable packaging, or switch to renewable, energy conservation isn’t just the eco-friendly move — it’s the business-savvy one.

With nearly 100 years of experience solving water problems for businesses and homeowners alike, here at RayneWater, we know exactly what you need to take your business into the future. So over the next five minutes, we’ll cover everything you need to know about water filtration systems, energy conservation, and what it means for your business.

The 5 Most Common Commercial Water Treatment Systems

Businesses can benefit from various water treatment systems, all of which play essential roles in energy conservation. Let’s go through some of the most popular ones (some of these overlap, but that’s okay!):

Reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis (RO) is one of the most reliable and popular methods of water treatment for commercial use. This process relies on pressure to push tap water through a semi-permeable membrane, removing microscopic contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and chemicals.

Reverse osmosis systems also reduce energy use by working with other systems, such as UV filtration or activated carbon filters, to maximize efficiency.

Water softening

Water softening systems remove minerals like calcium and magnesium from hard water (often through RO), making it easier for businesses to use less detergent, soap, and other cleaning products when cleaning or washing dishes. Softened water also helps reduce energy costs associated with running dishwashers and washing machines.


Deionization systems remove dissolved minerals and salts from water, making it purer for consumption. Businesses can also use deionized water for industrial processes such as cooling towers, helping them reduce energy consumption in the long run.

Ultraviolet filtration

UV filtration is a popular choice for businesses because of its ability to quickly disinfect water and destroy any organic contaminants that might be present. UV filtration systems use short-wavelength light to kill bacteria and other microorganisms, making the water safe for drinking or cleaning.

UV filtration systems are incredibly energy-efficient, requiring just a tiny amount of energy to operate — and they’re 20,000x more potent than just boiling water. This makes them an ideal choice for businesses looking to reduce their environmental footprint with energy conservation.

Activated carbon filters

Carbon filters are excellent for removing chlorine, taste, and odors from water. They work by trapping contaminants in the filter media, typically made of granular activated carbon (GAC).

Like UV filtration systems, they require very little energy and can be used as a stand-alone water treatment solution or in combination with other systems.

How Commercial Water Treatment Systems Save Energy & Money

How Commercial Water Treatment Systems Save Energy & Money

Deionization, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet filtration, and water softening systems:  these water treatment solutions are designed to reduce energy consumption and help businesses save money in the long run.

But now, let’s go through some of the exact ways water filtration systems can help your business reduce its energy consumption:

Variable frequency drives

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) help reduce energy usage by automatically adjusting the speed at which pumps operate. By using VFDs, businesses can determine exactly how much water they need and change their pump’s speed accordingly. VFD implementation can result in less electricity used and energy cost savings of up to 60%!

Low-energy membrane systems

Low-energy membrane systems are specifically designed to reduce the energy needed to operate reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and other water filtration systems.

LEMSs work by pressurizing water through a semipermeable membrane to filter out contaminants. They boast more than 60% energy savings when implemented in wastewater treatment — the Olympics of water filtrations. Now just imagine how much they can save you.

Increased plumbing longevity

Unfiltered hard water compounds in your plumbing system can lead to corrosion, scale buildup, and clogging (oh, my!). In the long run, these problems can cause expensive repairs and replacements that one could have easily avoided with a quality water treatment system in place.

By reducing the amount of corrosion-causing particles in your plumbing system, commercial water filtration systems help extend its longevity and reduce costs associated with frequent repairs or replacement. Some estimates even place the savings on plumbing and appliances at 75%!

How Rayne Water Helps Your Business Thrive

How Rayne Water Helps Your Business Thrive

Rayne Water ‘s blend of reverse osmosis and water-softening technologies helps create the perfect water quality system for your business. With the right commercial water treatment system, you can expect all of these benefits:

  • Increased plumbing longevity, eliminating the need for expensive repairs or replacements.
  • Limiting water consumption to only what’s necessary and reducing wastewater.
  • Produce higher-quality water for drinking and cleaning by removing harmful ions,  chemicals, and other contaminants.
  • Saving money on energy bills with variable frequency drives and low-energy membranes.

Ultimately, investing in a quality commercial water treatment system is an investment in the health of your business— one that pays off in both the short term and long-term!

Boost Your Bottom Line and Water Quality All At Once

Let’s go over some of the key takeaways from this mini-guide:

  • Commercial water treatment systems are designed to reduce energy consumption and save businesses money in the long run.
  • The most common treatment happens via reverse osmosis systems, but UV filtration, deionization, and generic water softening are also popular.
  • These systems typically use activated carbon filters, variable frequency drives, and low-energy membrane systems to achieve their energy-saving goals.
  • Investing in a quality water treatment system can extend your plumbing’s longevity by reducing corrosive particles and scale buildup.
  • RayneWater offers RO systems and water softeners to help you create the perfect water quality system for your business.

Our comprehensive commercial water treatment solutions are designed to enable your business to succeed and thrive in an energy-efficient future. Contact us today to book a consultation or schedule an installation!

And as always, remember to keep up-to-date with the health of your water supply and take action to protect yourself and your colleagues from potentially adverse consequences. The best way to avoid negative impacts? Consult with professional water treatment solutions like RayneWater.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a commercial water filtration system cost

The price of a commercial water treatment system can vary depending on the size and type of system that is needed. RayneWater offers free consultations to help customers find the best solution for their needs and budget.

What is a commercial water filtration system?

A commercial water filtration system is designed to purify large amounts of water for industrial, commercial, or municipal use. These systems typically use a combination of technologies such as reverse osmosis, deionization, ultraviolet filtration, and/or chemical treatment to remove harmful chemicals and contaminants from the water supply.

What is hard water vs. soft water?

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water has a lower mineral content and is often preferred for drinking, bathing, and even industrial uses. RayneWater offers hard water treatment solutions to meet the needs of any business.