EPA Wants to Monitor How Long You Shower in Hotels

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The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to study how long you spend in the shower when you stay at a hotel.  This study will cost $15,000 to create a wireless system which tracks the water usage of a hotel guest to get them to “modify their behavior.”

According to FreeBeacon.com:

“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 proposed work aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from hotel guest room showers,” it said. “This device will be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a central hotel accounting system.”

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.

The government has no business monitoring your activities in a hotel room, whether it’s sleeping, showering or anything else.