Government Buildings and Public Facilities
There are numerous water saving measures and retrofits available for government facilities. The water use profile may lead to short payback periods, and the facilities can be a significant portion of a utility’s institutional sector water use.
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Implementing water conservation measures in government facilities sets a good example for the public: some water utilities use government buildings for demonstration projects to promote water conservation and showcase water-efficient products and technologies. The facilities often offer easy access for the public to see and use. In many ways, conservation measures in government facilities are similar to other facilities in the commercial and institutional sectors (offices, hospitals, schools, etc.), depending on the function of the facility.