Health Clubs and Recreation Centers Introduction to Water Saving
Health clubs and recreation centers are part of a growing industry, and their water consumption grows as they expand their services. What used to be only weight rooms, stationary bikes and a few racquetball courts has expanded to include aquatic sport and exercise facilities, smoothie bars and food services, day care facilities, and soccer fields. The greatest impediment to achieving water savings in this sector is the common disconnect between the person that pays the water bills, the owner and manager, and the various contractors that maintain the facility and equipment. The most common water conserving opportunities are landscape irrigation, toilets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers, cooling towers, reclaimed water, storm water collection and use, food preparation, swimming pools and spas, and laundry facilities .