Hospital Water Prices Expected to Continue Ascent

Paul Barr
H&HN
February 11, 2015
 
Once a little-noticed part of a hospital’s overhead, water costs are getting more attention in parts of the country.
 
Hospital managers increasingly are looking at ways to minimize the rising cost of water and sewage services. Once a little-noticed part of a hospital’s overhead, water costs are getting more attention in some parts of the country. “We are seeing a trend where water utilities [prices] are increasing,” says John Ebers, associate director for facility engagement and manager of energy programs for Practice GreenHealth, a sustainability-focused coalition of health care organizations.