30% reduction since 1994
What happened in 2002?
Several activities occurred in 2002 that increased water consumption at Sandia/New Mexico.
The main reason was the expansion of a DI water plant and large construction
activity throughout the site.These efforts added an additional 50 million
gallons of water consumption during that period.The remaining water consumption
was a result of water line breaks, irrigation, and cooling throughout the hot
Sandia/New Mexico can be congratulated on a great effort to reduce water consumption by 30%
from the 1994 baseline.Sandia/New Mexico continues to decrease water consumption by
instituting Best Management Practices. Future efforts and activities are listed
in the History timeline.
The Water Consumption graph indicates that a 35% reduction in water consumption
will be obtained in 2005. This percentage is an estimate.It must also be
understood that Sandia/New Mexico is in a constant state of flux with record breaking
growth in building construction and processes. This growth can only increase
the use of water. Lessons learned and Best Management Practices will be applied
consistently to provide efficiency in all new water uses.
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