With the demand for water increasing, supply diminishing, and issues with the support infrastructure, water costs will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. For today’s laboratories at global, national, and local levels alike, it’s time to start thinking about water conservation.
Did you know:
- Labs consume 5–10 times more energy per square foot than an average office building.
- The amount that Americans pay for water is rising faster than the amount paid to any other utility service including gas and electricity.
- Water and sewage rates (from 2001– 2009 within the 50 largest U.S. cities) on average went up 5.4% annually, yielding a net increase of 59% over nine years.
In this whitepaper you will learn why your lab needs to take a hard look at water conversation and what you can to improve it.