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Water Saving Tips for Facility Managers, Owners

Water conservation and saving money on water bills are likely top of mind for facility managers and owner/operators going into the new year. Forty out of 50 state water managers expect water shortages under average conditions in some portion of their states over the next decade, according to the EPA. … Read more »

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Get $500 for Installing a Waterless Urinal in Beverly Hills

In its rush to reduce water consumption, Beverly Hills, California, is paying any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal $500. This is up from the $200 the city was paying before the state’s water restrictions went into effect. While most of the state of California is required to … Read more »

Water Management in CA During Drought Has Much to Teach Us

It is very important that we, as a nation, continue to monitor the drought situation in California and how the state deals with it.  And fortunately, there is some good news to report. Unfortunately, there is some bad news as well. First, as most of us know, the state has … Read more »

‘Shame’ Customers to Reduce Water Consumption

Klaus Reichardt, CEO of Waterless Co., which manufacturers No-Flush Urinals, says so-called “shame” programs could encourage businesses to find ways to use water more efficiently and help California utilities meet state requirements to reduce their per capita water use by 20 percent by 2020. Shame programs are politely referred to as the “behavioral … Read more »

How to Conserve Water Using Demand Management

Despite a 500 percent population increase since 1957, Arizona’s water use has stayed the same with demand management — a water management strategy that involves policies that help control consumer demand without specifically asking consumers to use less water, says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co., manufacturer of … Read more »

Why US Beef Prices Are Climbing — and the ‘Green’ Connection

Many cattle ranchers in the US say their cattle—and, in many cases, their businesses—are literally living “from rain to rain.” While this situation seems to be getting very little attention in the media, it is extremely serious for both ranchers and the consumers who enjoy their products. The circumstances are … Read more »

Facility Managers Oppose Water Rate Hikes, Survey Finds

While 62 percent of facility managers believe the cost for water will go up moderately in their communities in years to come, less than 30 percent said costs should go up to encourage conservation and more efficient water use, according to a survey conducted for Waterless Co., a manufacturer of no-water urinal systems … Read more »

Water Scarcity a ‘Paramount Issue’ in 2013

The US water shortage is turning out to be even more pressing than the General Accounting Office predicted, according to urinal maker Waterless Co. In 2003, the GAO issued a report warning that by 2013 at least 36 states could face water shortages. But by 2008 at least 36 states … Read more »

Water Wake-up Call: It Starts with Infrastructure

Water Wake-up Call: It Starts with Infrastructure

Those of us that lived through them can remember the two energy crises of the 1970s, which hit the United States quite hard. Both were the result of oil embargoes against the US and other countries around the globe. The first and more severe of the two occurred in 1973, … Read more »

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Illnesses while Promoting Water Conservation

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Illnesses while Promoting Water Conservation

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial diseases, are infections contracted by patients while receiving treatment in healthcare facilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 2 million people are infected with HAIs each year. Most of these individuals spend an extra 6.5 days in the … Read more »