(1) Compare the measured water consumption (per
use and daily consumption) of the devices to any available
(2) Calculate the cost of the water consumed by
each device at the facility and the cost of "lost" water.
(3) Identify recoverable leakage and any
Step 2 - Develop Water Use Forecasts. Based on the
information obtained from the water audit, water usage into the
future should be estimated. This will help drive home the need
for conservation, especially if you are at or near your supply's
capacity. Numerous methods exist to forecast water usage. These
methods could include considerations for any one of a number of
things, such as historical demand, seasonal weather, seasonal
population, number and types of houses and buildings, weather
conditions and much more. Installation Water Resources Analysis
and Planning System (IWRAPS), developed for each service, is one
software program that could be used to forecast your water usage.
Details on IWRAPS and other software programs can be found in
Section 5. Regardless of method chosen, you should ensure that
any forecasts are consistent with your existing Base Master Plans
and Capital Improvement Plans maintained by your base planning
Step 3 - Explore Options. Next it is time to examine
water conservation measures for your installation.
several issues that should be addressed when one
which options are suitable for implementation:
long the conservation measure will remain reliable. Short term
approaches may not be cost-effective in the long run.
Capability-Building. Consider adding programs as they
become more economically attractive, that is, as they become
cost-justified. Do not try to implement every technique right
away if it is not cost-effective or environmentally necessary to
Avoid Lost Opportunities. Make sure to implement
enough of the right measures when the chance arises. Develop a
list of potential conservation measures so that when they become