Global Entertainment Company Gets Wise About Water
Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington, is a 340-bed, 750,000-square-foot patient care facility. The hospital logs approximately 95,000 patient days per year and employs 2,300 staff.
In Olympia, water rates increased 40 percent between 2000 and 2011. Realizing the potential for saving both water and operating costs, Providence St. Peter Hospital began identifying water efficiency improvement projects as early as 1999. In 2001, the hospital partnered with its mechanical contractor to perform a facility water assessment and identify sources of water waste, focusing its initial efforts on improving operations and maintenance. Providence St. Peter maintenance staff analyzed irrigation systems, heating and cooling systems, faucets, kitchen equipment, hydrotherapy pool operations, and other potential sources of leaks and made repairs where necessary.