With drought conditions continuing to worsen across the state of Utah, Boeing has stepped up to reduce its water usage across Boeing sites in Salt Lake City. As the worst drought in Utah’s history threatens to run half the state’s reservoirs completely dry, Governor Spencer J. Cox in partnership with the Salt Lake Chamber have asked local businesses to join the Water Champion H2Oath to conserve water across the state.
Boeing responded with NDI water system improvements that are forecast to save approximately 800 gallons of water per week. These included the resizing of basket strainers, pumps, pipes and UV water purifiers. By adding self-cleaning primary filters, Boeing reduced the amount of weekly water change-out and filter changes. These system upgrades improved the site’s water circulation, level consistency and efficiency.
Additional water conservation efforts, such as reducing landscape watering days and hours, have been implemented at the Boeing Salt Lake locations. The installation of rain sensors on sprinkler systems stops water usage on days when rain is detected. To better regulate water usage, Boeing has also adjusted all site sprinkler heads and repaired underground pipes and leaks in the fire suppression system connected to site fire hydrants.
Boeing is committed to setting an example in the community for water efficiency during this time of Utah’s most prolonged drought. From January 2021 through May 2021, the Salt Lake City sites’ water consumption was 29% lower than the same time period in 2020 and continues to trend lower. Boeing is committed to continual advocacy of water conservation efforts as our community works through this water shortage threat.
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