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Top 10 commercial water users in the Orlando area

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Where’s our water going? A lot of it is being wasted on your lawn, so if you’re going to water your landscaping, consider getting a rain barrel to gather water for irrigation, rather than wasting potable water from the faucet. In addition, though, lots of big businesses rely on easy access to inexpensive water to keep the engines running. Here are the top 10 commercial users of water in our area, according to the Orlando Utilities Commission and Orange County Utilities.

Top 10 commercial water users over the past 12 months,according to the Orlando Utilities Commission

1. Universal Studios Florida
835,017,000 gallons

2. City of Orlando
493,118,000 gallons

3. Orange County Board of County Commissioners (includes all county government buildings)
442,029,000 gallons

4. Rosen Hotel and Resorts Inc.
404,335,000 gallons

5. Orange County Public Schools
371,971,000 gallons

6. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (Orlando International Airport)
358,239,000 gallons

7. Pepsico
319,703,000 gallons

8. Orlando CoGen Limited, LP
293,450,000 gallons

9. Orlando Regional Health Systems
272,760,000 gallons

10. Florida Hospital
225,111,000 gallons

Top 10 commercial water users over the past 12 months, according to Orange County Utilities

1. Marriott (includes Marriott International Inc., Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc.)
516,165,000 gallons

2. SeaWorld of Florida
431,981,000 gallons

3. Starwood Vacation Ownership
160,738,000 gallons

4. Ashford LLB C Hotel Management and Ashford Orlando SeaWorld Limited Partnership
145,881,000 gallons

5. GBH Four Star LLC (Bonnet Creek Resort)
122,695,000 gallons

6. Fairways Spe LLC (real estate brokerage)
109,802,000 gallons

7. Hilton Grand Vacations Club (two locations)
106,019,000 gallons

8. State of Florida Department of Corrections
82,969,000 gallons

9. Rosen Vista Inc.
75,897,000 gallons

10. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc.
68,216,000 gallons

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