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Sustainable Microbreweries, Inc. of Asheville, North Carolina
Sustainable Water Management Plan
Michael R. Barr, Alicia M. Case & Sara DeWald
M.Sc. in Sustainability Management | SUS 601 - Introduction to Sustainability
Sustainable Microbreweries, Inc. holds the value of water as a human right and furthers our commitment to its value in the production of world-class quality beer beverages. The importance of sustainability is visible in our partnerships with suppliers who share our best practices in water management, our devotion to the communities and watersheds that are affected by our carefully calculated operations, and our acknowledgement of the intricate relationship between business and ecological nourishment.
In assessment of our water management strategy, we formed four key questions to help us along the road to sustainable water management:
• What land use and development strategies can be utilized at our facility to reduce water system resource and energy demands?
• What water efficiency and renewable energy standards, and conservation best management practices need to be identified for cost effective facility/infrastructure upgrades to the existing water system?
• Can our Water Management Plan efforts promote a rate restructuring for our business to encourage water conservation while protecting revenue?
• What outreach and education tools and strategies can be utilized for encouraging water conservation to our patrons and customers?