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Xeros Blog

Droughts Continue in the U.S.

There are a number of regions in the world that are poised for a “day zero” water crisis, when water reservoirs will eventually run dry. Cape Town, South Africa has been able to postpone this crisis due to extreme conservation efforts however there are other areas that are quickly running out of water including Iraq, India, Morocco, and Spain. (Source: The Guardian)  Read More

Topics: Drought, Water Scarcity

Six Ways for Hotels to Take a Leadership Role in Water Conservation

It is no secret that hotels use a lot of water.  For example, according to the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hotels and other lodging businesses account for 15% of water used commercially in the United States.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Sustainability, Water Scarcity

Escalating Water Rates Require a New Approach to Laundry

The water crisis is having profound effects across the globe including significant rises in the cost of water.  For example, starting on January 1, 2018, water and electricity bills in the UAE were subject to five percent VAT according to Gulf News.  In England and Wales, it is reported that the average water bill is set to rise by 2%, or £9, for the 2018/2019 year.  The city of Cape Town, South Africa has recently announced "the more you use, the more you pay" water prices in an effort to reduce water consumption during their historic drought.  Water rates in the United States have climbed more than 50 percent on average over the last several years, according to a survey of water rates in 30 large US cities.  Read More

Topics: Laundry Operations, Water Scarcity

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges, we face in the 21st century.  Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 1.9 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.   Read More

Topics: World Water Day, Water Scarcity

‘Day Zero’: What More Can Hotels Do to Combat the Drought Crisis in Cape Town?

The global water crisis has been well publicised for many years now. Never before has it been reported that a major international city was on the brink of running out of water.   Read More

Topics: South Africa, Water Scarcity

Xeros CEO on CapeTalk Radio to publicise South Africa launch of Near-Waterless Laundry

It was time to talk water on CapeTalk Radio this morning, with Xeros' CEO Mark Nichols a guest on Kieno Kammies' popular Cape Town Breakfast Show   Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, South Africa, Water Scarcity, Partner, Interview, Radio