Hotel Industry Unites For The Cause Of Water Conservation

HRAWI President Urges Members To Use Water Cautiously

placards at the reception of Transit hotelHotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), the apex body of hotels and restaurants in the western region including the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu & Silvassa has issued guidelines to its members on conservation and use of water.

In a letter addressed to its members, Mr. Bharat Malkani, the President of HRAWI has urged member hoteliers to conserve the precious resource by taking small steps like serving water and refilling only upon guests’ request to not using the water hose to sweep the paths or driveways but by using just dry broom.

Some of the key water saving practices that the association has urged its members to follow include serving half a glass of water when requested for some, reusing untouched water, crockery and cutlery, requesting the guest to use less water to avoid wastage and informing them about the drought, requesting the guest to turn off the taps when not in use or lowering the flow of the water, using a cover on the pool while not in use to reduce evaporation, among others.

“Water is a very precious resource and conserving it has become the need of the hour. Every drop of water saved could make a difference and especially so when all the hoteliers and restaurateurs join hands it could mean a significant one. Using less water helps us to become more flexible during times of water shortage; and conserving water is simple and inexpensive,” says Mr. Bharat Malkani, President, HRAWI.

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