According to the release, e-mail invitations to take the survey were sent to about 500 facility managers and building professionals with 154 people answering some of the questions and 84 people completing the entire survey, as of December 14, 2009.
Virtually all respondents, 89 percent, indicate that, compared to past years, concerns about water conservation will increase in 2010, the release stated.
When asked if they thought the cost of water would go up in the next few years and by how much, respondents replied with the following: 43 percent believe water costs will go up 15 percent or more; 30 percent foresee costs going up about 10 percent; 23 percent believe costs will go up about 5 percent; and 4 percent do not believe water costs will go up in 2010 or the near future, the release noted.
As reported by the survey, 72 percent of the respondents indicate installing water-conserving fixtures and systems is either important or very important.
When asked what types of water-conserving fixtures and systems their facility is considering installing to reduce water use, 28 percent noted high-performing toilets; 23 percent said reduced-flow faucets; 15 percent chose waterless urinal systems; and 19 percent indicated water-conserving landscaping systems, the release added.
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