By ASA IE&EDecember 7, 2011
Did you know that the Army has been reducing the water it uses per square foot?
In 2007, the base year, the Army used 57.6 gallons of water per square foot. In 2010, the latest year that information is available, the Army had reduced that to 48.8 gallons per square foot. Thus, the Army's water use intensity is steadily declining, a decline whose continuation will assist in increasing its overall water security.
During fiscal year 2008, Tooele Army Depot, Utah, performed a leak detection survey of its underground water lines and excess water use which resulted in saving 12,000,000 gallons of water? The survey identified substantial leaks, overflowing cattle tanks, and improperly closed fire hydrants, all of which were fixed.
In fiscal year 2010 the Army generated 1,383,765 tons of Construction & Demolition debris. Of that, 1,015,843 tons (73.4%) were diverted.
In fiscal year 2010 the Army generated 776,383 tons of non-hazardous solid waste (excluding C&D debris. Of that, 291,846 tons (37.6%) were diverted.