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Hospitals seek water savings amid drought
San Diego Union-Tribune

From nurses washing their hands every time they enter a patient’s room to steam scalding surgical instruments sterile, water is everywhere in a hospital.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, hospitals are among the highest water users in communities and have untapped potential to help California fight its ongoing drought.

Jonah Schein, a technical coordinator in the EPA’s Water Sense Program, said the main focus on efficiency has generally been on saving energy, but the drought is changing that perspective.