Successful Water Efficiency Programs for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Facilities
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Successful water efficiency programs for industrial, commercial, and institutional facitlities are dynamic programs that involve all employees and integrate water management planning into an organization's overall strategic planning. Benefits of establishing a water efficiency program include savings in water, sewer, energy, and wastewater treatment costs, as well as water demand reductions and reduced environmental impact. Southwire Company in Carrollton, GA developed a water conservation program based on the continuous improvement model presented herein. With clear management vision, good planning, and team effort, Southwire was able to keep their facility in operation during the 2000 drought, and set the stage for longer-term water conservation projects.