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INFOGRAPHIC: How Facilities Use Water
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Not surprisingly, restrooms and cooling use lead the way, combining for about 65 percent of a facility's average water use. So it's easy to see how concentrating on cooling tower makeup and low-flow fixtures can make a sizable dent in a facility's water use.
Source: Sources: EPA WaterSense, 2012 CBECS, Infographic by Building Operating Management/www.facilitiesnet.com/bom