Health & Safety

June 28, 2012

FH May water use is almost 15 percent lower than last May

Scout Reports

The water on Fort Huachuca pumped during May is 28,752,000 gallons, or 88 acre-feet, and is equivalent to 0.927 million gallons per day. The May pumpage is 14.6 percent less than the water pumped in May 2011, 103 acre-feet, and is 62 percent less than the 30-year (1982-2012) May average of 233 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover an acre of land with one foot of water, about 326,000 gallons.

May water use at the U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker Station on Libby Army Airfield is 49,000 gallons used for wildfire suppression activities.

Treated effluent reuse for May is 13,890,000 gallons or 42.6 acre-feet. The 2012 year-to-date reuse, 223.2 acre-feet, is 39.9 percent higher than last year’s reuse for the same time period (140 acre-feet). Treated effluent reuse is water that did not have to be pumped from the groundwater aquifer, a water and energy savings, to irrigate the Mountain View Golf Course.

Treated effluent for May delivered to the East Range Recharge Facility is 725,000 gallons or 2.2 acre-feet. The year-to-date delivery is 86 acre-feet.

Wells #1 and #8 are currently inoperable. Well #4 is awaiting Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to operate.

The continuing reduction in ground water pumpage is attributed to the Water Wise educational program, ongoing conservation measures for existing structures, the Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Design Guidelines for new construction and an aggressive water leak detection program.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE

The end of the year is a great time to take a moment to reflect on our many accomplishments at Fort Huachuca and as an Army. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication as we continue to build on our accomplishments and enhance America’s fighting force. Many of us will be...
 
 

Avoid becoming a DUI statistic over coming holidays

As Soldiers prepare for holiday block leave and Families plan their festive holiday gatherings, Army Substance Abuse Program personnel remind Soldiers, Civilians and the community that drunk or drugged driving can be a lethal combination with disastrous consequences, even death. In Arizona, if a person driving is impaired to the slightest degree, he or she...
 
 
Ordnance-2

Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runwa...
 

 
Courtesy photo

Prevent weight gain during holiday season

Courtesy photo Replacing high calorie buffet items with some festive lower calorie ones will help prevent packing on the pounds over the holidays. One of the most common weight management challenges for Americans every year is ...
 
 

THANKSGIVING DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Thanksgiving is a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and opportunity we share as Americans. Holiday weekends provide a well-earned respite from work and an opportunity for travel to visit Family and friends. However, increased travel means increased exposure to the hazards associated with heavy holiday...
 
 

Baby, it’s cold outside — time to heat things up

Within the past few weeks, the normally warm Arizona heat has done an about-face — suddenly it’s cold outside. Often people’s homes or office spaces are not heated to their liking so they use portable heaters to be more comfortable. Sometimes Families use fireplaces to help take the edge off of the cold in the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin