Government Buildings and Public Facilities Introduction to Water Saving
There are numerous water saving measures and retrofits available for government facilities. The water use profile often leads to short payback periods, and the facilities are usually a significant portion of a utility's institutional sector water use. The greatest impediment to achieving water savings in this sector is the fiscal budgets. Even if the recommended measures are cost-effective, the facility manager usually has to submit a budget request that can only be approved for the following fiscal year. Water saving potential is enormous, but success implementation requires a cooperative effort from everyone involved, and patience for financing to become available. The most common water conserving opportunities are toilets, urinals, lavatory faucets, Irrigation, cooling towers, reclaimed water, storm water collection and Use, food preparation, and water brooms.