WaterSense® H2Otel Challenge

The Cocoa Utilities Department supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense® H2Otel Challenge. This initiative is designed to help hotels find opportunities to save water, energy, and operating costs by providing free tools, tips, and training for interested hotels.

WaterSense is an EPA partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering consumers and businesses simple ways to use less water. WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers save more than 487 billion gallons of water and $8.9 billion in water and energy bills since 2006. WaterSense launched the H2Otel Challenge to help hotels make operational changes to save water and meet growing customer demand for “green” lodging.

Participation - Sign Up

To participate in the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge, visit WaterSense Challenge website and take the online pledge to “ACT”—assess, change, and track:
  • Assess water use and savings opportunities
  • Change water-wasting products and process
  • Track your progress and savings.
To learn more about ways to save water in hotels, WaterSense provides a series of free webinars, which you will be able to listen to live or download and review. EPA also created WaterSense at Work, a guide to the best management practices hotels and other facilities can use to save water. Once you sign the pledge, EPA will send you monthly emails with tips for saving water in your hotel, links to training webinars, and profiles of hotels that have saved water, energy, and operating costs by using WaterSense labeled products and/or other best management practices.

Plumbing fixtures and irrigation products that earn the WaterSense label are independently certified to be at least 20 percent more water-efficient and perform as well or better than standard models. Tank-type toilets, lavatory faucets, showerheads, flushing urinals, irrigation controllers, and commercial kitchen pre-rinse spray valves are currently eligible to earn the WaterSense label and can be used in most lodging facilities.

With WaterSense labeled products and best management practices, facility managers can take the “guest work” out of saving water and reduce operating costs and maintenance calls. By tackling projects throughout their property and looking for the WaterSense label, hotels can find ways to improve their water efficiency and performance while providing the highest quality experience for guests.
For more information about saving water in hotels or to register for upcoming webinars, visit WaterSense Commercial website.