Do you want to reduce water costs in your hotel? The key to reducing water costs is reducing usage or consumption, and three great places to do this are in the kitchen, the laundry department and public and private restrooms.
Speak with your staff about reducing water usage. Make sure that housekeeping staff is only washing full loads of laundry and kitchen staff only full loads of dishes. Purchase quality linens that won’t tear or disintegrate quickly. Start a linen reuse program in your hotel – guests will appreciate your attempts to go green and you will love the savings!
Consider installing low flow toilets and shower heads, as well as sinks with motion detectors in all of your restrooms. And, energy efficient appliances like washing machines and dishwashers may be more expensive up front but will definitely save you money when the energy bill comes due! Be sure to talk to your kitchen staff about your efforts to reduce water consumption as well. Encourage them to turn off faucets when not in use and not to thaw food under running water.
Additionally, remember to train your staff to be on the lookout for leaks or other plumbing issues. Leaks can be very costly if left undetected!