Hospitals | Water and Wastewater
There are over 6,200 hospitals across the country with a total of over 931,000 beds. Each one of these hospitals, regardless of whether it’s run for profit, must manage its expenses well in order to continue operation.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides that approximately 55 billion gallons of water is used by commercial and institutional buildings each day. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that hospitals are responsible for 7% of this water use, which comes to about 1.4 trillion gallons of water each year.
According to The American Hospital Association (AHA) report, total expenses for all hospitals in the country total over $1 trillion per year. Of this amount, about 1.3% pertain to costs associated with water and sewer expenses. While this percentage doesn’t sound like much,1.3% of $1 trillion comes to over $13.3 billion in charges every year.
These statistics make it clear: managing water use and its related costs are critical for the healthcare industry.
Water-use management can be achieved by placing Smart Water Meters into service, giving the user real-time data of its consumption. Managing the related costs can be achieved by performing Water and Wastewater Audits so that the utility customer can be assured that every dollar it pays is correct.
Chelepis is an industry leader in helping various companies manage its utility use and reduce its related utility costs. We’ve been a valuable resource in this area for over 30 years, assisting not just hospitals but also some of the largest companies across the country.
During our normal review process, we obtained the water and sewer bills
for a 138-bed hospital located outside of Atlanta, GA. .... Read more