U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Water Conservation Award to An Organization
December 1, 2002
U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom
Department of the Navy
United Kingdom, London
Through a major water conservation infrastructure project and the application of water management best practices, U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom (NAVACTUK) achieved a stunning 26.5 percent reduction in water consumption from its baseline year. The Command redesigned and replaced main water supplies, and sought and received a rebate for lost sewerage charges from the local water services company. NAVACTUK's $750,000 investment on its water conservation project saved almost 53,000 gallons of water per day, totaling 19 million gallons per year. The project generated annual savings of $110,000 in water and sewerage charges and has a payback period of only seven years. With the creation of an energy conservation board and innovative Base energy awareness and education activities, conservation has become a priority at NAVACTUK, beginning with the highest levels of the Command mandating the implementation of conservation measures while maintaining military readiness, Command mission, and safety.