Hospitals, Universities, Hotels Major Culprits Of Water Waste

The millions of homes in the world are not the only culprits of wasting water – there are bigger, badder buildings and entities in need of a water conservation makeover.


You can imagine that a lot of water is needed for a hospital to run efficiently. Doctors are washing their hands, using water for surgeries, and supplying patients with food and medicines that require water as well.  A study showed that healthcare systems are among a community’s largest consumers of water. Water use per capita ranges from 40 gallons per day to 350 gallons per day, depending on such factors as geographical location, services provided, size, age, and type of buildings, and water-use equipment and practices.

By monitoring usage and ensuring no water is being wasted because of bad habits, no leaks are in the building, and no problems, big or small, are regularly causing an excess amount of water to be used. DRiY from Ark Labs can help hospitals save water, save money, and operate more efficiently by tracking usage, collecting data, and monitoring any problems that may occur.



Colleges and universities are also sources of a vast amount of water consumption due to their sizes and populations. From dorm rooms to classrooms to cafeterias, a lot of water is necessary to make a college or university a place to study, live, and work.

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has worked to implement water conservation strategies. The Alliance broke down the different places water is need on a college campus.

1.             Student Housing

a.       Toilets
b.       Urinals
c.       Shower heads
d.       Faucets
e.       Clothes washers
f.        Cooling Towers

2.             Faculty housing

a.       Toilets
b.       Shower heads
c.       Faucets
d.       Clothes washers

3.             Landscape Irrigation

a.       Common areas on campus
b.       Sports facilities
c.       Intramural sport fields

4.             Classroom Buildings

a.       Toilets
b.       Urinals
c.       Faucets
d.       Cooling Towers

5.       Classroom Laboratories

a.       X-ray machines
b.       Ice machines
c.       Autoclaves
d.       Photo processing

6.             Office Buildings

a.       Toilets
b.       Urinals
c.       Faucets
d.       Cooling Towers

7.             Cafeterias & Food service facilities

a.       Dishwashers
b.       Pre-rise spray valves
c.       Food steamers
d.       Ice machines

8.             Arenas & Stadiums

a.       Toilets
b.       Urinals
c.       Faucets
d.       Cooling Towers
e.       Food steamers
f.       Water brooms
g.       Ice machines

9.       Specialized Facilities (requires special expertise)

a.       Pools
b.       Spas
c.       Research labs
d.       Power generation
e.       Ag Dept – plants
f.        Ag Dept – livestock

As you can see, there are a lot of areas that need water and a lot of room for college campuses to improve on their water conservation tactics. Again, DRiY is essential in places that are using more water than an average household.


Hotels have hundreds and hundreds of rooms and entities like kitchens, dishwashers, landscaping, cooling and heating, restrooms, pools, and laundry areas, all of which requires hundreds of gallons of water to operate.

If there’s a leak on the top floor of a hotel, there is potential for damage in that room along with rooms below it. If management notices a high water bill one particular month, it is difficult to pinpoint where the issue is coming from.

DRiY from Ark Labs addresses all of the problems hotels experience when it comes to water usage and presents a solution for monitoring usage and preventing widespread damage.

DRiY is the answer to the problem whether it be a hospital, a college, or a hotel. Water conservation is important everywhere, and we are using more than we have to use for things to function properly. DRiY is here to make sure we put an end to overuse.

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