Pest Control Customer Water Usage

The other day I received a call from a customer who was concerned about water usage at their house. Well, actually, what they were concerned about was water usage from their house. To answer the question in detail, I posted a forum question: What is the cost of water usage by pest control companies?

Low Water Usage by Pest Control Company

But on a more personal level, I would like to share with customers briefly that when water is tapped from a homeowner or business (and this is standard industry practice), that water cost (checked with water department rates) amounts to about a penny per service. If we need to fill up the entire tank, the cost is about $0.20. That’s right, approximately .20 cents!

High Water Usage Tied to Repeat Activities – Flushing – Washing – Irrigation

I know that people are worried about their monthly water bills. But that one service per month is not what is costing. It is the flushing, excessive flushing, multiple clothes washings, dish washings and irrigation usage, day in and day out.

Tapping the job-site water is extremely important. It allows us to use smaller tanks.

Imagine the following situations.

  • if we had to go back and forth all day to an external source of water.
  • if there was not enough water to complete the work and we had this new need to leave and return to the job site.
  • the need for larger tanks with pre-mixed water/chemicals.
  • the potential for large spills of pesticide in the event of an accident.
  • the extra gas costs, etc., etc. The cost of pest control service would be much higher.

That 1-25 cents worth of water saves money, customer and employee time, hazards, environmental spills. That’s what I call a win-win-win for the customer, the company and the community.

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