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Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

EPA Launches WaterSense, a Water Efficiency Program

SAN ANTONIO—WaterSense, a new water efficiency program launched by EPA, will educate American consumers on making smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance. “Efficient products and informed consumers lead to smart water use,” says EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. “EPA’s WaterSense program will provide water solutions that are a win-win for our wallets and our environment. WaterSense just makes sense. WaterSense advances President Bush’s cooperative conservation goals through education, not regulation—spreading the ethic of water efficiency and promoting the tools to make wise water choices.” The WaterSense program aims to...

Waterless Co., No-Flush Urinal Manufacturer, Celebrates 15th Anniversary

VISTA, CALIF.—Waterless Co. LLC, manufacturer of Waterless No-Flush urinals, announces the celebration of its 15 years in business. The company was started in 1991 with the goal of helping to reduce wasteful water usage and establish a new industry segment for non-water restroom fixtures. The company was the very first manufacturer of waterless urinals in the United States. “We are very proud of having introduced this technology to the market,” says Klaus Reichardt, managing partner of the company. “And with the continued introduction of more products and innovations, our company is expanding into more countries as well.” ...

Green Restaurant Association Endorses use of Waterless No-Flush Urinals

VISTA, CALIF.—The Green Restaurant Assn. (GRA) has endorsed five Waterless No-Flush urinal designs manufactured by Waterless Co. LLC, Vista, Calif. The five designs include: Sierra, Kalahari, Sonora, Yukon and Del Casa. Waterless No-Flush Urinals save resources by operating without water while helping restrooms remain sanitary, “touch-less,” and odor-free. The endorsement means GRA will encourage its members to use the Waterless No-Flush system. Based in Sharon, Mass., GRA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 that provides research, consulting and a variety of other services to restaurants looking to operate in a more sustainable, environmentally responsible manner. ...

Right Stuff One Introduces Dechlorinating Shower Filter

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Right Stuff One, Cleveland, Ohio, has introduced Rainshow’r, a line of dechlorinating filter products that eliminate more than 90 percent of chlorine from bath or shower water. The Rainshow’r Dechlorinating Shower Filter provides a solution to problems associated with exposure to chlorine. Its specially formulated KDF filter media removes 90 percent or more of chlorine from shower water. The filter can be purchased alone to work with an existing shower system or with the Whedon power showerhead. This showerhead is specially designed to work with the dechlorinating filter and will reduce heating bills and water usage by...