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EPA has made great strides in decreasing its water intensity, and the Agency continues to pursue opportunities to reduce its water consumption even further. Learn more about how EPA is achieving its water conservation goals in the following charts, reports, and tables.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Results
EPA's FY 2010 Energy Management and Conservation Program Report (PDF) (40 pp, 1.2MB)
Thanks to a number of successful water conservation projects, EPA reduced its FY 2010 water intensity by 18.7 percent relative to its FY 2007 baseline. Water management has been a priority for EPA for years, and the Agency's FY 2007 water intensity baseline of 35.0 gallons per gross square foot (GSF) established an aggressive target to improve upon. The annual report describes the projects that enabled this accomplishment to happen.
Agencywide Water Intensity in Gallons per GSF
This chart compares EPA's Agencywide water intensity in gallons per GSF from FY 2007 to FY 2010 with the 2 percent per year potable water intensity reduction relative to an FY 2007 baseline that is required by Executive Order (EO) 13423 and extended by EO 13514.
Individual EPA Laboratories' Share of Total Water Use
This pie chart shows the percentage of EPA's total water consumption in FY 2010 that was consumed by each reporting laboratory.
EPA Facility Water Management Progress Matrix
EPA tracks water use at all its reporting facilities and conducts water management assessments that allow the Agency to create and update water management plans for each facility. For each EPA reporting laboratory that has developed and signed a water management plan, this matrix lists recent water intensity figures and the best management practices (BMPs) that it is implementing.
EPA has received the following awards for its water reduction achievements:
- EPA won an FY 2009 Federal Energy Management Program Award for the Agency's organization-wide Water Conservation Strategy and its efforts to improve water efficiency.