Increasing Water Efficiency in California’s Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Sector

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Natural Resources Defense Council
Published Date: 
May 26, 2009

This May 2009 issue paper examines the range of potential water savings measures and practices, as well as their application in specific industries. In addition, we present case studies of water agencies and businesses across California to offer insights into how some of these programs have been implemented, the costs and benefits of the programs, and some of the barriers and challenges that water agencies and businesses face. Lastly, we offer recommendations for what water agencies, businesses and government can do to promote smart water efficiency practices and save water in the CII sector.