Wednesday, March 18, 2015

EPA Wants to Monitor How Long Hotel Guests Spend in the Shower

This government just won't stop. It is a bunch of out of control power freaks that won't be happy until they coerce us all into a look somewhere between homeless dress and the grunge look.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower, reports the Washington Free Beacon.

The agency is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”

“Hotels consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. and around the world,” an EPA grant to the University of Tulsa reads. “Most hotels do not monitor individual guest water usage and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by hotel guests.”

The funding is going toward creating a prototype and market analysis for the device.

The goal of the project is to change the behavior of Americans when they stay at hotels.

Tyler W. Johannes, Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Tulsa’s School of Chemical Engineering who is working on the project, told WFB that the researchers hope to see the technology “adopted by all major hotels and used across the country.”


(ht Felix Bronstein)


  1. They may want to install one in a certain gym in San Francisco :-)

  2. EPA regs have already mandated lo flow showerheads that make us stay in the shower longer. While it's possible to remove flow restrictors in some showerheads in my home, I've come to dread traveling because of the difficulty of showering in a hotel bath.

    Seems we'd all be better off if federal bureaucrats were allowed to have their salaries on the condition that they stay home and do nothing.