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Conservation Tools

This section is designed to assist business owners and facility managers in establishing and implementing effective water conservation strategies. It provides conservation tips and information about planning, audits, and technologies.

FACILITY MANAGERS

The following detailed information is available on developing a water management plan, checklists and water audit forms for your facility:

Developing a Water Management Program: 6 Steps for Facility Managers

Sample Forms:

FACILITY MAINTENANCE STAFF
Facility Water Use: Checklist for Maintenance Staff

Sample Forms:

Sample Forms:

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE STAFF

Irrigation System Inspection and Repair

 

Sample Forms:

OFFICE BUILDINGS

Efficient operation of a facility is important in many ways, not least of which is saving water and energy resources and money. Heating and cooling of large facilities often uses a great deal of water. Cooling towers are one of the biggest commercial/industrial water consumers. Most cooling towers are used to reject heat from air conditioning systems or are used to cool other equipment (such as refrigerator/freezer cases) with large heat loads.

Additional uses include:

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES
Increasing awareness, cooperation, and involvement are critical to the success of any water conservation effort. There are a number of ways in which an individual school or district can communicate the importance of water conservation and efficient use of water resources to its facility and maintenance employees, teachers and students.

Schools and educational facilities use water in a variety of ways. These uses include:

RESTAURANTS and CAFETERIAS

The majority of a restaurant’s total water use is in the kitchen. In large facilities the kitchen uses a tremendous amount of water to keep food cool or frozen, for meal preparation, and for dishwashing. Toilets and faucets account for additional water use.

Specific uses include:

 

ADWR Fact Sheet: Water Efficient Restaurant Technologies Acrobat Icon PDFs (122 KB) applies to any facility or business with a kitchen; including, but not limited to restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels and resorts.

 

HOTELS, MOTELS and RESORTS
Reducing water use can lower utility bills (water, sewer, energy) and create a comfortable atmosphere for guests as well as employees.

The resort industry uses water for:

 

ADWR Fact Sheet: Water Saving Tips and Technologies for Pools and Spas Acrobat Icon PDFs (187 KB)

HOSPITALS and HEALTH CARE FACILITES

Hospitals and health care facilities use significant volumes of water in many ways. These uses include:

Medical Symbol, GraphicADWR Fact Sheet: Tips and Technologies for Medical Facilities Acrobat Icon PDFs (166 KB)

Also see Water Efficient Restaurant Technologies and Commercial Laundry Facilities fact sheets and visit the Landscape Professionals section for more information on water efficient landscaping and maintenance practices.

COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY FACILITIES

ADWR Fact Sheet: The Commercial Laundry Facility fact sheet provides information on professional laundry facilities, in hospitals, hotels, prisons, etc. (83 KB)  To find out about multi-family laundry facilities, please visit the Residential section of this website.

 

COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL CAR WASHES

ADWR Fact Sheet: Tips and Technologies for Commercial and Industrial Car WashesAcrobat Icon PDFs (100 KB)

 

Conservation Section Navigation Links

Use the above links to navigate the Conservation Section