- Created on Sunday, 02 September 2001 14:18
- Written by Staff
If you filled 32 Olympic-size swimming pools, it would take 900 million gallons of water. That’s the same amount of water that was conserved in 1999 by Lodging Partners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Alliances for Voluntary Efficiency (WAVE) program. Since the program was launched in 1993, almost 50 hotels and inns have joined WAVE to initiate water conservation efforts.
Typically, lodging facilities who elect to join the program save 25 to 30 percent in water use, noted John Flowers, director of the WAVE program. The key to this success is the free full-service water management software tool offered by WAVE, allowing properties to benchmark current water use habits and then evaluate options in equipment or operational modifications and changes that could increase savings.
The software suggests various steps that participants can take to conserve water. WAVE partners also have access to the programs supporters, consisting of consulting firms, equipment distributors, manufacturing companies, and utility and water management companies, who share information on products, services and best practices for water conservation. The WAVE program has only one requirement --you must report your water savings once a year.
Interested facilities can call (202)564-0623 for further information
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BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.