Hotels and Motels

Water savings potential in this sector varies depending on the type of facility and how guests use the hotel. Guest rooms are one source of savings, but many larger hotels have significant water use resulting from banquets, conferences, restaurants, nightclubs, day spas, and more. Each hotel has different functions and water use patterns that should be considered.

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An effective water conservation strategy for hotels should begin with a grouping of functions for the facilities to better understand how water is used, and the water conservation potentials within each group. The purpose is to analyze all of the uses in an organized manner, while analyzing each building or facility according to its specific water use profile. An initial conservation plan might be outlined as follows:

Guest Rooms 

  • Toilets
  • Urinals
  • Showerheads
  • Faucets

Office and Staff Areas 

  • Toilets
  • Urinals
  • Faucets 

Conference & Banquet  

  • Toilets
  • Urinals
  • Faucets

Landscape Irrigation

  • Near buildings
  • Parking lot medians
  • Courtyards
  • Recreation facilities
  • Golf course 

Food Services  

  • Dishwashers
  • Pre-rise spray valves
  • Food steamers
  • Ice machines

Special Facilities

  • Pools
  • Spas
  • Cooling Towers
  • Exercise Gyms 
  • Laundry