Award Recognizes Excellence in Water Stewardship
PITTSBURGH & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA) today announced the finalists of
its inaugural Evoqua Water Sustainability Award, recognizing excellence
in water stewardship.
The finalists were selected from submissions by Evoqua employees
nominating customers for their sustainability efforts to treat, re-use,
and conserve water. Water is an essential element in making everyday
products and to everyday life. Evoqua customers use water efficiently to
produce those goods as well as to treat water after the goods have been
made. It takes approximately 240 gallons of water to make a smart phone,
approximately 3,000 gallons to light a 60W light bulb for a year, and
approximately 39,000 gallons of water, on average, to produce an
The Evoqua Water Sustainability Awards recognize those customers who are
going above and beyond to protect water and who understand its
importance to society. The Finalists for the inaugural Evoqua Water
Sustainability Award are:
- Air Products
- Ford Motor Company, and
- The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The winner of the Evoqua Water Sustainability Award will be announced
March 19 as the kick-off to a week-long celebration of World Water Day
which is March 22. For more information visit: www.evoqua.com/sustainability.
Summaries of the work for which the finalists were nominated are below:
Air Products installed a new water treatment system in its Los
Angeles-area plant to reduce water use. The solution was implemented by
Evoqua Water Technologies to address water scarcity during seasonal
drought and to help meet Air Products’ Grow-Conserve-Care corporate
sustainability initiative. Grow-Conserve-Care outlines a goal of
conserving 5% of water by 2020. The Los Angeles-area plant produces
hydrogen for a variety of customers, including zero-emission hydrogen
fuel cell vehicles. As a result of the anticipated water reduction, Air
Products and Evoqua were awarded the 2017 Industrial Project of the Year
by the WateReuse Association.
Cintas has taken steps in several facilities to lower water use and
minimize environmental impact not only through enhanced wastewater
treatment, but also through enhanced water reuse efforts. At its
recently upgraded Newmarket, Ontario facility, Cintas has saved more
than two million gallons of water in the first three months of operation
through a new reuse system. Several other Cintas facilities have taken
similar steps to lessen water impacts across their operations utilizing
water reuse with dissolved air flotation systems and in some cases reuse
coupled with ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems.
Ford Motor Company
As part of its corporate sustainability efforts, Ford Motor Company
improved the efficiency of its wastewater treatment system at its
Dearborn, MI manufacturing plant, where the Ford F150 is assembled.
Ford’s goal is to save 30 percent more water by 2020 corporate-wide,
with an ultimate goal of zero water use in manufacturing processes.
Together with Evoqua Water Technologies, Ford installed a new water
reuse system that saves an estimated 15.6 million gallons of water
annually at just this facility.
The National Mall (Washington, DC)
The National Mall has recently undergone an overhaul of their existing
irrigation system. The new system minimizes potable water use and
maximizes storm water availability by utilizing storm water from the
Mall lawn panels and the walkways surrounding them. The new irrigation
system uses one million gallons of underground storm water storage which
is filtered by Evoqua’s VAF brand V-SeriesTM and disinfected
prior to lawn application. The system is pressure regulated to save
energy. On-site control is accomplished using a smart device app that
communicates between the irrigation interface and pump station and the
central computer that is about 1.5 miles away. The project’s
revitalization efforts, which demonstrated a commitment to innovation
and energy efficiency, earned the Irrigation Association’s 2017 Vanguard
Award for Turf-Landscape.
Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical
water treatment solutions, offering services, systems and technologies
to support its customers’ full water lifecycle needs. Evoqua Water
Technologies has worked to protect water, the environment and its
employees for over 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety
and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, Evoqua Water Technologies operates 160 locations in eight
countries and, with thousands of installations and more than 85 service
branches, holds leading positions in the North American industrial,
commercial and municipal water treatment markets.
Evoqua Water Technologies
Kevin G. Lowery, 724-772-1527
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