Hospitals look for ways to cut water use during California drought

Paul Sisson

August 6, 2015

Los Angeles Times

Hospitals are among the highest water users in communities, but have a lot of potential to help California fight its ongoing drought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
Jonah Schein, a technical coordinator for the EPA's WaterSense Program, said the drought is shifting the focus of utilities' efficiency from energy to water.
 
"Water efficiency in a lot of facilities has really been ignored. When you go in and do [water usage] audits, you often find that there is a lot of low-hanging fruit," Schein said.