California hospitals try to conserve water in drought

Hospitals have untapped potential to help the state fight its ongoing drought

Among the highest water users, California hospitals are trying  to conserve water during the drought, according to an article on the San Diego Union website.

Jonah Schein, a technical coordinator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Sense Program, said the main focus on efficiency has generally been on saving energy, but the drought is changing that perspective.

“Water efficiency in a lot of facilities has really been ignored. When you go in and do these types of audits, you often find that there is a lot of low-hanging fruit,” Schein said in the article.

Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center is undergoing a full water audit. The hospital is among a growing number of Southern California hospitals that are starting to question how much water they use.

Read the article.


August 10, 2015

Topic Area: Sustainable Operations

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