Local

January 19, 2013

Fort achieves new record for water savings in 2012

Calendar year 2012 water pumpage (986 acre-feet) is a new record for water savings on Fort Huachuca and is the lowest water usage year beating the previous low water use record set in 2011.

The water pumpage for December 2012 was 26,471,000 gallons, or 81 acre-feet, and is equivalent to 0.869 million gallons per day. December 2012 pumpage (81 acre-feet) is 13.6 percent more then what was used in December 2011, 70 acre-feet. An acre-foot is approximately 326,000 gallons, enough water to cover an acre of ground under one foot of water.

The December 2012 pumpage is 41 percent less the 30 year (1982 – 2012) December average of 137 acre-feet.

Calendar year 2012 usage is 986 acre-feet and is 4.3 percent less, than water pumped during calendar year 2011 (1,030 acre-feet).

Treated effluent reuse for December 2012 was 2,580,000 gallons or 7.9 acre-feet. Calendar year 2012 reuse is 314.5 acre-feet and is 3.3 percent higher than what was used in calendar year 2011 (304.4 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 December 2012 delivered to the East Range Recharge Facility was 14,651,000 gallons or 44.9 acre-feet. Calendar year 2012 recharge was a total of 268.8 acre-feet and is 2.3 percent more than that was recharged in calendar year 2011 (262.6 acre feet).

No water was pumped at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Air Tanker Base on Libby Army in December.

The continuing reduction in ground water pumping is attributed to the educational efforts of the Water Wise 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.


 
 

 
Scout-1954

FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instanta...
 
 
Jennifer-Caprioli

Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded thro...
 

 

Plan now for gate changes beginning Aug. 3

Significant changes to installation access at Fort Huachuca will begin Aug. 3 including a return to the original gate names and background checks for all individuals 18 years and older without an approved form of DOD identification. What is now known as the Main Gate, will return to its historical name, Buffalo Soldier Gate, and...
 
 
Stephanie Caffall

Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted i...
 
 

CWFC supports Fort’s civilian employees

Fort Huachuca’s Civilian Welfare Fund Council (CWFC) uses the money derived from vending machines to support federal employees. Each month a percentage of the money from post snack and soda vending machines goes into a secured CWFC account to provide morale and recreational activities to civilian employees. According to Carmen Chastain, CWFC president, these activities...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>