The Lack Of Water Conservation Essay

778 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
As most everyone knows, California is currently experiencing a severe drought; but, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so is “over 36 percent of the continental U.S.” not to mention that “a fifth of the world’s [population], [that is,] more than 1.2 billion [people], live in areas of physical water scarcity.” Living in the United States, it can be easy to disregard a drought and the importance of water conservation because we always manage to obtain the water necessary to supply the population. Even with a slight price fluctuation, the difference is many times not substantial enough for people to think twice about their water usage. One of the biggest offenders of this are manufacturing factories. It was reported by the EPA that in 2005, 19.2 billion gallons of water were withdrawn per day for industrial use in the United States alone. Granted, a lot can change in the span of a decade, but factories still require millions of gallons of water to operate. A local example would be the Nutro Company factory located in Victorville, California. The Nutro plant previously spent nearly 15.5 million gallons of water every year. In the year 2015, they designed and developed a new project called “Saving Our Water”: with this project, the factory began reusing the extruders’ cooling water by recycling it back to the boiler room, mixing it with the plant condensation return, raising its temperature and then reusing it at the boilers. Since implementing the project, the…

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