WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE:. Water Supply and Usage. 41 th Annual Conference and Technology Exhibition July 25-29, 2004. Presented By:. Tom Muratore, Executive Vice President, H2O Applied Technologies Bob Loranger, Director, Facilities, TUFTS-New England Medical Center.
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Water Supply and Usage
41th Annual Conference and Technology Exhibition
July 25-29, 2004
– city based
- non-potable well
- Central Sterile, OR, Research, Dialysis
domestic support, 18-24 hr backup
(10 million gals/yr)
(30 million gals/yr)
Food Services (Kitchen)
Sterile Processing (Autoclaves)
Radiology (Film Proc)
Pure Water Systems (RO/Stills)
Typical Water Saving Opportunity = A 25% Reduction
Reverse Osmosis Units
Water for Injection
Air Handling Unit Condensate
Domestic Water Reduction
Water Supply/System Use Analysis
Non-Domestic Water Reduction
Central Sterile Equipment
Vacuum Pumps/Air Compressors
Operating Room Equipment
Food Service Area
Water Use Profile Impact on Best Practice Factors
-Major Teaching with Research
- Major Teaching Hospital
- City Based General Hospital
- Community Based General
Motivation -- what is our incentive?
Understanding -- where is water used?
Who has the time?
Where do we get the funds to implement?
A painless way to reduce usage and costs
-- no staff reductions
-- no reduction in material/service
Third party can do the work – Facility Manager can take the credit
No need to divert staff from more important things
Answer: No one.
New Question: How do we get the CFO to care?
New Answer: 40% ROI or
operating expense reduction without a capital investment
My staff is too busy complying with the new Environment of Care standards and continuing operations.
Let someone else do the work
(corollary: it’s ok to let other people make money if your facility benefits, too)
Capital Dollars are scarce and must compete against program
Operating budgets are getting cut
Off-balance sheet financing (i.e. pay back installed conservation measures from savings)
available upon request