A survey of facility managers indicated that while most — 62 percent — believe the cost for water will go up moderately in their communities in years to come, less than 30 percent said costs should go up to encourage conservation and more efficient water use. Additionally, less than half supported mandatory restrictions on water use to encourage water conservation.
The survey, conducted by Waterless Co., found that nearly 34 percent of those surveyed believed their states should put restrictions on new housing developments if their states are experiencing a water shortage. Approximately 28 percent said “some restrictions” should be considered in such situations, but the largest number—nearly 40 percent—opposed any building development restrictions whatsoever.
“While it does not appear these [facility] managers are willing to pay more for water, nor do they want restrictions on development, they are taking steps to reduce water consumption on their own,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co.
“For instance, nearly 67 percent said they have installed fixtures in restrooms in both their homes and the facilities they manage that use less water or none at all.”