Water conservation in Boise
There is a lot of conjecture upon what's causing our earths
increasing weather fluctuations, could it be climate change or
global warming? One thing is for certain, our water resources are
becoming harder to sustain and is becoming increasingly
As we and others around the world experience significant weather
fluctuations from extreme snow storms, massive hurricanes and
record breaking temperatures never before seen in our lifetimes, we
all have a part to play in using our water resources more
Each of us can do something; we can all play a significant role
in protecting and guarding one of our most vital assets by paying
particular attention to our day to day use of this precious
commodity at home and at our place of work. Over the years
R.C.Bigelow has come a long way in developing in many areas and
conserving energy and other vital resources is a primary objective
throughout the company. In our Boise facility we have implemented
some improvements and are working on a number of others that will
help reduce our water usage significantly.
Current improvements & savings:
- Installed energy efficient dishwasher - Estimated saving = 765
Gallons per year. 1 cycle per day/255 days per year.
- Installed electronic sensing faucets - 180+ hand washes per day
= 22,950 Gallons per year.
- Installed early closure adjustable toilet flappers in 9 stalls,
120 visits = 58,140 Gallons per year.
- Shut off unused sprinkler heads, qty 15- each 2.5 gals per hr =
1,687 Gallons/3 months
Estimated Total = 83,542
Gallons per year
Future Projects & estimated savings:
- Waterless urinals (3) = 43,830 gallons per year.
- Toilet fill cycle diverters saves ½ gal per flush =
15,300 gallons per year.
Estimated Total = 59,130
Gallons per year
Grand Total = 136,672 gallons
As you can see, it's amazing how it all adds up; a little
investment in time and effort up front can bring huge savings of
this most valuable resource in the future. It is worth noting that
all of these improvements cause little if any inconvenience to each
of us, just a slight change in how we view & address the