2015 SmartWater Award Winners
The Fort Worth Water Department recognizes businesses and institutions for their efforts to be green and lean in their water use. We applaud this year’s recipients for their leadership and achievements to implement best management practices at their various facilities. The efforts of this year’s conservation partners will result in projected annual savings of over 17.1 million gallons of water.
AIG reduced their water use by retrofitting urinals and high flow toilets. Additionally, they upgraded 18 existing low flow models to ultra-high efficiency 1.28 models. This best management practice yielded even more reduction in their water use.
Total Annual Project Savings: 205,000 gallons
Tarrant County College (Fourth Year Recipient)
Tarrant County College continued to implement measures across campuses from their initial audit in 2010. This year they corrected cooling tower deficiencies and increased cycles of concentration, while also taking a proactive stance toward leak reporting and repair system-wide. In the landscape, they replaced 20% of beds with native and drought tolerant plants. They enhanced active monitoring and analyzation of usage to maximize irrigation savings. Additionally, they installed three acres of highly efficient drip tubing in new construction and replaced inefficient spray systems.
Total Annual Project Savings: 11.5 million gallons
Texas Christian University
TCU undertook extensive fixture retrofits of 655 existing low flow 1.6 toilets to ultra-high efficient 1.28 models. Other retrofits included urinals, bath and kitchen aerators and showerheads campus-wide. Other system upgrades included a high quality alkalinity control system at the Main Plant, and a smart watering irrigation system. Coordinated maintenance and cleaning of all cooling towers also enhanced system efficiency.
Total Annual Project Savings: 5.4 million gallons
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