Navy Region Southwest
 Water Conservation




       June 2009
     Navy Region Southwest   1
Navy Region Southwest
                                      Major Installations


                                       N...
Navy Region Southwest
                                 Water Consumption




                                             ...
Metering

•   100% water metering – Metro San Diego
•   Irrigation & buildings both metered
•   Monthly reporting of data
...
Reducing Building Water Use

• Improving fixtures and equipment
   –   Installed 225 waterless urinals
   –   Planning ins...
Reducing Building Water Use




         Navy Region Southwest   6
Using Data to Save Water

• Analyze data to detect
  apparent anomalies,
  trends, billing errors, etc.
• Follow up to see...
Irrigation
• Installed irrigation in Metro San Diego is metered
• Focus on reduction during last several years
• Best oppo...
Irrigation
• Actions
  – Irrigation Manager position
  – Improving irrigation infrastructure and controls past two
    yea...
Reducing Irrigation Water Use
Smart & Desert Landscaping:
• NAS Fallon replaced 95% of turf
with desert landscaping (top r...
Reducing Irrigation Water Use
                                  Naval Base San Diego - Building 72
                       ...
Reducing Irrigation Water Use

Artificial Turf:
• Artificial turf at ADM Kidd
Club, Naval Base Point
Loma
• Astroturf at N...
Results

• Implementation of improvements and best
  practices
  – ~220M gallons annual reduction – San Diego




        ...
Navy Region Southw est
                                  Metro San Diego
                                 Water Consum pti...
Navy Region Southwest
                                   Metro San Diego Water Consumption
                               ...
Challenges


•Mobile Sources
•Increasing mission
requirements

•Water reclamation
  •Initiated
  feasibility studies
  •Me...
Bernie Lindsey
Utilities & Energy Program Manager
       Navy Region Southwest
      Bernard.lindsey@navy.mil
       Navy ...
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Navy Region Southwest Water Conservation - U.S. Navy

  1. 1. Navy Region Southwest Water Conservation June 2009 Navy Region Southwest 1
  2. 2. Navy Region Southwest Major Installations NAS Fallon NAS Lemoore NSA Monterey San Nicolas Island NAWS China Lake NB Ventura County NWS Seal Beach NB Point Loma NAF El Centro San Clemente Island Installations NB Coronado Renewable Energy Site NB San Diego Navy Region Southwest 2
  3. 3. Navy Region Southwest Water Consumption NAF El Centro NWS Seal Beach 3% NPGS Monterey 3% NAS Fallon 0% Ships 1% Naval Medical Center 2% 3% NAS Lemoore NB Ventura County 21% 16% NB San Diego 9% NAWS China Lake NB Point Loma 19% 5% NB Coronado 18% ~4.6 Billion gallons Navy Region Southwest 3
  4. 4. Metering • 100% water metering – Metro San Diego • Irrigation & buildings both metered • Monthly reporting of data • Data analysis • Field checks • Corrective action • Metering is critical to measuring performance and focusing resources on most important water conservation opportunities! Navy Region Southwest 4
  5. 5. Reducing Building Water Use • Improving fixtures and equipment – Installed 225 waterless urinals – Planning installation of 160 ultra-low flow urinals – Installed 6,000 1.5 gpm showerheads – Installed 5,500 faucet aerators • Enforcing best water management practices • Training Building Monitors • Monitoring buildings’ water performance Navy Region Southwest 5
  6. 6. Reducing Building Water Use Navy Region Southwest 6
  7. 7. Using Data to Save Water • Analyze data to detect apparent anomalies, trends, billing errors, etc. • Follow up to see what is causing anomalies • Correct problems found • Use data to ensure problems resolved Navy Region Southwest 7
  8. 8. Irrigation • Installed irrigation in Metro San Diego is metered • Focus on reduction during last several years • Best opportunity for conservation – Technology improvements – Coordination with landscape contractors Navy Region Southwest 8
  9. 9. Irrigation • Actions – Irrigation Manager position – Improving irrigation infrastructure and controls past two years at Metro San Diego installations (~$2.5M) – Scientifically managing irrigation • Refine irrigation schedules • Match to plant types; appropriate fertilizing – Replacing turf with smart landscaping, desert landscaping, artificial turf, etc. – Using “stakeholder” teams to improve irrigation practices – Closely monitoring irrigation water use – Winter shut-down of systems Navy Region Southwest 9
  10. 10. Reducing Irrigation Water Use Smart & Desert Landscaping: • NAS Fallon replaced 95% of turf with desert landscaping (top right) to save 236 million gallons • All Region bases implementing xeriscaping – project at Naval Base Ventura County shown at right • Smart landscaping project at NAB Coronado, bottom right • NAS Lemoore using recycled tires to replace turf areas (bottom) Navy Region Southwest 10
  11. 11. Reducing Irrigation Water Use Naval Base San Diego - Building 72 - Artificial turf Before After Navy Region Southwest 11
  12. 12. Reducing Irrigation Water Use Artificial Turf: • Artificial turf at ADM Kidd Club, Naval Base Point Loma • Astroturf at Naval Base San Diego Navy Region Southwest 12
  13. 13. Results • Implementation of improvements and best practices – ~220M gallons annual reduction – San Diego Navy Region Southwest 13
  14. 14. Navy Region Southw est Metro San Diego Water Consum ption June to July 2,000,000 ~-5% reduction 1,500,000 K-gallons 1,000,000 500,000 0 2006 - 2007 2007 - 2008 Navy Region Southwest 14
  15. 15. Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Water Consumption July through March 1,600,000 ~-15% vs. 2008 1,200,000 ~-22% vs. 2007 K-gallons 800,000 400,000 0 2006-2007 Jul-Mar 2007-2008 Jul-Mar 2008-2009 Jul-Mar Navy Region Southwest 15
  16. 16. Challenges •Mobile Sources •Increasing mission requirements •Water reclamation •Initiated feasibility studies •Metro San Diego •Lemoore Navy Region Southwest 16
  17. 17. Bernie Lindsey Utilities & Energy Program Manager Navy Region Southwest Bernard.lindsey@navy.mil Navy Region Southwest 17

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