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Children’s hospital to tap sustainable water practices
Stanford University News

Hospitals by their very nature require massive amounts of water to maintain complex medical systems and equipment critical to patient care. Heating and cooling systems, and specialty services such as laundry, sterilization, sanitation, food service and integrated computer systems, call for an ongoing source of water. And lots of it.

In fact, hospitals today are the third most water-intensive public buildings, behind senior care facilities and hotels, using an average of 570 gallons of water per staffed bed per day, according to Healthcare Design magazine.