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EPA Facility Water Management Progress

EPA has 27 signed water management plans covering 30 of its reporting facilities. The Agency continues to make water management a priority by revisiting and updating older water management plans and incorporating water conservation strategies at its facilities. This matrix shows water use in fiscal year (FY) 2010 compared to average water use from FY 2005 to FY 2009 for each facility covered by a water management plan. It also lists each best management practice (BMP) implemented at each facility according to the facility's most recent water management plan. Learn more about EPA's water management plans.

Facility Water Use (gallons/year) BMPs1 Instituted
Ada, Oklahoma - Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center FY 2010:
3,392,827

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,674,050
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Other Water Use
Ann Arbor, Michigan - National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory FY 2010:
5,583,460

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
6,707,045
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
Athens, Georgia - National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development (ORD) FY 2010:
1,351,281

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,529,191
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
  • Alternate Water Sources
Athens, Georgia - Science and Ecosystem Support Division Laboratory FY 2010:
2,517,120

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,644,186
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
Chelmsford, Massachusetts - New England Regional Laboratory FY 2010:
1,688,900

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
1,436,910
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
Cincinnati, Ohio - Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)2 FY 2010:
26,244,552

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
27,885,752
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Cincinnati, Ohio - Center Hill Facility FY 2010:
538,523

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
1,127,150
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
Cincinnati, Ohio - Child Care Facility2 FY 2010:
122,681

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
208,288
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Testing and Evaluation Center - Cincinnati, Ohio FY 2010:
10,041,102

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
17,159,979
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
Corvallis, Oregon - Western Ecology Division Laboratory FY 2010:
3,336,312

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
5,087,805
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
Corvallis, Oregon - Willamette Research Station FY 2010:
320,914

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
209,006
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
  • Alternate Water Sources
Duluth, Minnesota - Mid-Continent Ecology Division Laboratory FY 2010:
884,197

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
1,056,999
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Alternate Water Sources
Edison, New Jersey - Region 2 Laboratory3 FY 2010:
4,370,564

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
4,943,086
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
Fort Meade, Maryland - Environmental Science Center FY 2010:
3,820,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
5,472,800
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Alternate Water Sources
Golden, Colorado - Region 8 Laboratory FY 2010:
2,293,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,329,400
  • Water-Efficient IrrigationWater-Efficient Irrigation
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
Grosse Ile, Michigan - Large Lakes Research Station FY 2010:
683,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
619,000
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
Gulf Breeze, Florida - Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory FY 2010:
7,183,520

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
6,951,474
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
Houston, Texas - Region 6 Laboratory FY 2010:
3,721,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,468,800
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
  • Alternate Water Sources
Kansas City, Kansas - Science and Technology Center FY 2010:
2,413,964

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
3,063,722
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
Las Vegas, Nevada - National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory FY 2010:
1,704,975

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
2,278,181
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
Manchester, Washington - Region 10 Laboratory FY 2010:
650,873

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
868,488
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Misc. High Water-Using Processes
Montgomery, Alabama - National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory4 FY 2010:
4,639,350

FY 2006 to FY 2009 Average:
4,498,838
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
  • Other Water Use
Narragansett, Rhode Island - Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory FY 2010:
1,307,595

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
2,808,039
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Other Water Use
Newport, Oregon - Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch Laboratory FY 2010:
259,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
1,019,600
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Other Water Use
  • Alternate Water Sources
Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina - First Environments Early Learning Center5 FY 2010:
485,133

FY 2007 to FY 2009 Average:6
438,479
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
RTP, North Carolina - Main5
 
FY 2010:
10,879,904

FY 2007 to FY 2009 Average:6,7
17,810,188
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
RTP, North Carolina -
National Computer Center (NCC)
5
FY 2010:
384,277

FY 2007 to FY 2009 Average:6,7
417,572
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Laboratory/Medical Equipment
RTP, North Carolina -
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) / Reproductive Toxicology Facility (RTF)
FY 2010:
6,355,606

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
7,379,331
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Cooling Tower Management
RTP, North Carolina -
Chapel Hill Laboratory
FY 2010:
2,161,000

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
1,910,000
  • Water Management Planning
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Boiler/Steam Systems
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
Richmond, California - Region 9 Laboratory FY 2010:
263,670

FY 2005 to FY 2009 Average:
220,660
  • Information and Education Programs
  • Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  • Water-Efficient Landscaping
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Faucets and Showerheads
  • Single-Pass Cooling Equipment

1 Read the complete list of Best Management Practices.

2 EPA prepared one water management plan to cover AWBERC and the Child Care facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.

3 Although the Edison campus comprises three separate facilities, a single meter captures all water consumption on the campus.

4 FY 2006 was the first year metered water data was available for the Montgomery facility; as a result, its historical water use only represents FY 2006-FY 2009.

5 EPA prepared one water management plan to cover the Main Laboratory, First Environments Early Learning Center, and NCC in RTP, North Carolina.

6 NCC and the First Environments Early Learning Center did not report water consumption independently until FY 2007. Before FY 2007, these facilities' water consumption was included in RTP Main's totals.

7 Water use at RTP Main and NCC does not include makeup water for the central utility plant (CUP). In FY 2009, EPA removed CUP water from these facilities' reported water consumption from FY 2007 to FY 2009 because EPA does not have operational control over the CUP.


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