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EPA Moves to Regulate How Long You Spend in the Shower

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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking ultra-micro-managment to new heights.

Now the hordes of bureaucrats want to monitor hotel water use in rooms in order to make "people" change their behavior.

Long showers and using unwashed towels are in their sights !!!!


EPA Moves to Regulate How Long You Spend in the Shower



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower.

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.”

Everything works less well in a world under the thumb of envirotyrants:

The EPA also has a WaterSense program that challenges hotels to track their water use and upgrade their restrooms with low-flow toilets and showerheads.

Also, the Beltway bureauweenies think your sheets and towels are too clean:

The program also encourages “linen and towel reuse programs” in guest rooms.



Could this be the result of crazy nuts in government agencies?



Adding 2nd source...
2nd source



edit on Mar-17-2015 by xuenchen because: [_o'_'o_]29edu




posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I am so glad our omniscient government overlords have all the rest of the relevant issues of our time figured out so they can tell me what I can do in my bathroom now.

And there will be people who think this is a good thing.



Shakes head and goes to buy more ammunition..........



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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No hell no this is where i draw my line in the sand... im appalled by this article.. reply to: xuenchen



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking ultra-micro-managment to new heights.

Also, the Beltway bureauweenies think your sheets and towels are too clean:

The program also encourages “linen and towel reuse programs” in guest rooms.





THAT... OMG... hello!! HYGIENE!

Yuck, I do NOT want to dry my face off, and smell some other person's behind still stained in the towels!

gak!


That is it.. Time to over-throw the government, and burn the EPA to the ground!
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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It just gets a little be more freaking ridiculous every day doesn't it?
Sometimes I think some of these folks have nothing better to do than sit around think tankin on how to aggravate the pure hell out of people.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And sewage outflows are beginning to be analyzed.

Cradle to grave and now mouth to anus.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Low flow showerheads are useless. If you have long hair, it takes at least twice as long to rinse, using even more water. ...



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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Aren't they filtering black water in cali..yuk the reason the bubonic plague happened was because of lack of sewage and clean water??? reply to: greencmp



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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1) It's a voluntary program.
2) It helps businesses save money.
3) They're hardly going to establish the New World Order on a budget of 15 grand.
4) Look what's going on in California and Brazil. Mandatory water regulation is the future.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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We travel a lot and I carry a 6" pair of channel locks in my ditty bag with a small hook to pull out the restrictor disk. Did it again last weekend. The wife thinks it's a bit crazy but appreciates it.

AAAHHHHH $169 a night for a room I want my water.






posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Cygnis

originally posted by: xuenchen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking ultra-micro-managment to new heights.

Also, the Beltway bureauweenies think your sheets and towels are too clean:

The program also encourages “linen and towel reuse programs” in guest rooms.





THAT... OMG... hello!! HYGIENE!

Yuck, I do NOT want to dry my face off, and smell some other person's behind still stained in the towels!

gak!




I think the "re-use" they're talking about is same people who stay more than one night. I sure hope they don't expect us to use someone else's towel. That would make me for sure to BYOT.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
We travel a lot and I carry a 6" pair of channel locks in my ditty bag with a small hook to pull out the restrictor disk. Did it again last weekend. The wife thinks it's a bit crazy but appreciates it.

AAAHHHHH $169 a night for a room I want my water.





Are YOU the one who's been leaving greasy fingerprints on the doorjambs and toilet seat?



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Where are we getting regulate from?

Seems to me they are tracking the usage.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: Cygnis


THAT... OMG... hello!! HYGIENE!

Yuck, I do NOT want to dry my face off, and smell some other person's behind still stained in the towels!


The "linen and towel reuse program" ENCOURAGES guests to VOLUNTARILY reuse THEIR OWN TOWELS if they stay more than one night.

Whoever wrote this hit piece was either intentionally misrepresenting the program or an idiot.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: AreUKiddingMe

Yes of course it is about reusing your own towels.

It is ludicrous to think other wise imo



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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Epa needs to go away...

Ridiculous waste of money time and effort if true.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: DelMarvel

It's always like that when they start regulations.

They worm their way in slowly.

Then impose the crippling regulations when everybody's in the comfort zones.




posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

So using the slippery slope stance?
Your source massively distorts what this is.
They are tracking so the hotel's and guest can see how much they are using.

Where is a regulation in there?
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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The EPA is not a creation of the Constitution or the founding fathers. It should be disbanded as a terrorist organization (much like the IRS) for causing American Citizens undo cost and stress.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

This is old, old news and pure hyperbole.

They have an ongoing study about water usage and it has been going on for some time.

With the towels, the evil doers have already implemented a plan.


There are cutouts or flyer in rooms asking people to please reuse their towels more than once for extended stays and it is completely voluntary. Some hotels have implemented small discounts for those who do which has been at their own discretion.


Note to self, Websites such as that are complete crap.



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