Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department united with a local hospital for water conservation measures
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is helping West Kendall Baptist Hospital build upon its green and sustainability efforts. WASD Water Use Efficiency Manager, Patrick Martin, was asked to serve on the hospital’s Green Today, Here Tomorrow advisory board, which is composed of experts in the fields of air, water and energy.
Mr. Martin serves an important role for the hospital to establish water conservation measures that will have a long-term meaningful and positive impact both internally to the hospital and externally to the community.
“It’s exciting to be part of this initiative because Baptist Hospital in West Kendall is a large facility and is an integral part of that community. Because of this, the hospital can lead by example and potentially influence residents in the area to live more sustainably. Also, because they have a substantial imprint, the efforts they make can have a significant affect in reducing their water and energy use and decreasing the amount of waste produced,” said Martin.
The first meeting was held last month, March 2016. Mr. Martin educated the Baptist staff on where our water comes from and the effort and cost that goes into producing it for use and treating it for disposal. He also provided a number of recommendations the hospital could implement to be more sustainable. The next meeting is being scheduled for the beginning of May.
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