Facility managers surveyed about water costs, conservation

VISTA, CA, Dec 14, 2009 -- Looking ahead to what 2010 might bring, a new survey conducted the first two weeks of December 2009 asked facility managers and other building professionals about water conservation, water costs, and other related issues in their facilities...

• Finds virtually all building professionals concerned about water conservation

VISTA, CA, Dec 14, 2009 -- Looking ahead to what 2010 might bring, a new survey conducted the first two weeks of December 2009 asked facility managers and other building professionals about water conservation, water costs, and other related issues in their facilities in the coming year.

The survey was conducted by AlturaSolutions Communications for Waterless Co, manufacturers of waterless urinal systems.

E-mail invitations to take the survey were sent to about 500 facility managers and building professionals. 154 people answered some of the questions; 84 people completed the entire survey.*

Virtually all, 89 percent, indicate that, compared to past years, concerns about water conservation will increase in 2010.

Participants were also asked if they thought the cost of water would go up in the next few years and by how much. Their responses were as follows:

• 43 percent believe water costs will go up 15 percent or more.
• 30 percent foresee costs going up about 10 percent.
• 23 percent believe costs will go up about 5 percent.
• 4 percent do not believe water costs will go up 2010 or the near future.

Most of the other survey questions dealt with actual water use and fixtures in their facilities. For instance, 58 percent indicate the facility they work in has not installed water-conserving fixtures or systems.

This statistic is surprising because 72 percent of the respondents indicate installing water-conserving fixtures and systems is either important or very important.

Sixty-two percent say that most of the water used in their facilities is used in restrooms; this was followed by landscaping, according to 13 percent of the respondents; the remainder selected kitchen and food service areas, cooling and heating systems, or they indicted they were "not sure."

Finally, the participants were asked what types of water-conserving fixtures and systems their facility is considering installing to reduce water use. The following were their responses:

• High-performing toilets: 28 percent
• Reduced-flow faucets: 23 percent
• Reduced-flow shower heads: 15 percent
• Waterless urinal systems: 15 percent
• Water-conserving landscaping systems: 19 percent

*As of December 14, 2009

About Waterless
Waterless Co. Inc. has established a reputation as an innovative manufacturer, serving the building, plumbing, and janitorial industry for over 18 years. Based in Vista, Ca, Waterless Co. offers quality, innovation and expertise in water conservation and high efficiency products for building owners with a full line of Waterless No-Flush urinals, cleaning liquids, and cost saving accessories. Visit: www.waterless.com

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