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Managers Not Willing to Pay More for Water 
 
 

Vista, CA -  January 28, 2013 - A survey of facility managers indicates 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 was conducted for Waterless Co., manufacturers of no-water urinal systems and other restroom products, during the first two weeks of January 2013.
 
E-mail invitations to participate in the online survey were sent to facility managers located in the United States. One hundred and two managers participated in the survey.*
 
Among the other findings, 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.”

*This is not a scientific survey; it is for informational purposes only.  All percentages are rounded up, and do not necessarily equal 100.
 
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Klaus Reichardt is founder and CEO of Waterless®, Co., manufacturer of No-Flush Urinals, Vista, Calif. Reichardt founded the company in 1991 with the goal to establish a new market segment in the plumbing fixture industry with water conservation in mind. Reichardt is a frequent writer and presenter, discussing water conservation issues.  He can be reached at klaus@waterless.com.

About Waterless

Waterless® Co. Inc. has established a reputation as an innovative manufacturer, serving the building, plumbing, and janitorial industry for over 20 years. Based in Vista, Ca, Waterless Co. offers quality, innovation and expertise in water conservation and high efficiency products for building owners with a full line of Waterless No-Flush urinals, cleaning liquids, and cost saving accessories. Visit: www.waterless.com