As the 2016 race for the White House heats up, we’ve decided to take a look at the plumbing of presidential politics. In the summer of 2016 each major party will host their national convention. The Republican Party will have its nominating convention in Cleveland, OH at the Quicken Loans Arena from July 18th-21st. Days later the Democratic Party are doing it in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25th-28th.

So who has the edge in plumbing? Well, there’s good news for both parties here.

Quicken Loans Arena


The Quicken Loans arena has decreased the amount of water dispensed by one gallon per cycle. They did this by replacing all public restroom sinks with more water efficient spouts.

They also use a system that produces ionized water to be used as a cleaner that, once utilized, reverts back to water. This method of recycling water is an eco-friendly way to clean glass, stainless steel, carpets and hard surfaces at The Q. It also minimizes the need for conventional chemicals.

Wells Fargo Center


The Wells Fargo Center has made a number of plumbing improvements as well.

For example, they installed automatic faucets to reduce water waste. They also installed a dual flush feature on water closets to further reduce water consumption.

They then further lowered consumption by reducing water flow to toilet fixtures.

In summary it seems that both parties have chosen arenas that have utilized plumbing to conserve water and gain cost and energy saving efficiencies.