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.