Options for water conservation in public restrooms
Drought is an issue affecting communities across the nation. Finding ways to conserve water and cut budgets is commonplace. Public services like restrooms are affected. The costs associated with water, maintenance, and vandalism cause many public restrooms to consistently be out of sanitation supplies or be closed and unavailable for public use. Faucets without water conservation equipment can use 2-3 gallons of water per hand washing. In a conservative estimate using only one gallon per hand washing, the savings can be substantial. One restroom could conserve over 230,000 gallons of water annually which can make a significant difference in the distribution of water throughout a city and a budget surplus for the City budget. Employing the skin sanitizer gel to 20 bathrooms could generate over $1,000,000 in savings annually to be returned to the bottom line while providing an effective solution killing germs and promoting hand hygiene.