Water and sewer costs in New York City have increased 131% since 2006 and 1,395% since 1980, well outpacing the cost increases of other utilities as well as general inflation. At the same time, water supplies have become increasingly strained and issues continue to be fueled by a changing climate. As water becomes a more critical resource, water conservation must become a higher priority for both financial and sustainability reasons. Therefore, Practice Greenhealth member NYU Langone Medical Center has developed a water reduction plan to curb water usage at the main campus and Hospital for Joint Diseases by 35% from a FY2012 baseline by 2025 on a square foot normalized basis.
NYU Langone: Water management plan
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