Hotel investors look to balance sustainability, profitability

Hotel investors look to balance sustainability, profitability

There has been a high demand from customers to create sustainability programs within the hospitality, along with the push in society for environmental movements. Though sustainability is considered more than it once was, profitability seems to be the top priority for investment decisions. Check out this article to learn more!

Phantom Flushing: Your Toilet May Be Leaking 200 Gallons Of Water Every Day

Phantom Flushing: Your Toilet May Be Leaking 200 Gallons Of Water Every Day

What is a phantom flush? Well, if you think you heard a flush, but no one is in the bathroom you may have a toilet problem. A phantom flush could waste up to 200 gallons of water per day! FirstDrops™ can detect these internal toilet issues so you can save money and water!

Water Conservation: 45 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard

Water Conservation: 45 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard

Water conservation has become essential in all regions, even where water seems abundant. That’s because our water resources are finite, and they are getting smaller every year. Check out these tips to help you save water today!

Inside New York City's $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

Inside New York City's $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

The Delaware Aqueduct has been leaking 15-35 million gallons of water since the 1990s! To make repairs to the 85-mile aqueduct, it is predicted to take $1.2 billion dollars for structural fixes, $900 million to supply the city with water during the reconstruction period and to be completed by 2022.

The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking

The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking

Researchers pose solutions to the current climate changes that now result in intense rainfall due to dry lands all over the world. As the soil soaks up most of the rain, our rivers dry out and our city supplies are feeling the effects.

Fixing cities' water crises could send our climate target down the gurgler

Fixing cities' water crises could send our climate target down the gurgler

Many cities such as Santiago and Cape Town face the effects of floods and droughts. The suffering cities must resort to expensive and high energy measures to ensure a sufficient water supply.

The Cost of Water Waste

The Cost of Water Waste

Did you know that a toilet with a malfunction can result in $556 a year in water waste? That number could drastically increase if you have repair costs to pay because of damage caused by a leak. Consider that if you are a building owner that has more than one running toilet! With the cost of water rising, those numbers could significantly increase depending on what city you are in. FirstDrops™ could detect those running toilets before they cost you!

Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week

WaterSense is a great resource to learn how to tell if your household or business is losing money by paying for water that is going down the drain. Minor water leaks result in 1 trillion gallons of water waste a year! FirstDrops™ could be the solution that monitors your water consumption and detects leaks before they cost you money.

Do automatic-flush toilets waste or save water?

Do automatic-flush toilets waste or save water?

Do automatic toilets waste or save water? You would think they would save water with the advanced technology, but it has been found that automatic toilets in fact waste water. This means facilities are paying for unnecessary water use as automatic toilets increase water consumption by 45 percent!

Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rates Formula

Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rates Formula

The price of residential water continues to increase, about 3.3% for a family of four, but a slower increase than we have seen in years. There is a more drastic rise in California’s water rates at about 7% due to environmental causes like the five year drought and attempting to reverse water pollution. There has been a decrease in the consumption of water which has slowed the rise in water rates, but as a result utility companies are adding a fixed rate on water bills.