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At Water Management Inc., we measure success by how your business implements our conservation and efficiency solutions. To find out how other organizations have improved their business operations and reduced their utility costs with our help, read the case studies below (organized by sector/business unit).

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional

Tulsa Community College WMI designed and implemented a variety of measures for the College to include: Sustainability initiatives including rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, and solar thermal measures, non-domestic kitchen equipment optimization including the installation of high efficiency dishwashers, ice machines, and pre-rinse sprayers, cooling tower sub-metering, and domestic fixture replacement/retrofits with low flow fixtures.
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Chicago Oases Tollways WMI was contracted to complete a domestic plumbing retrofit program at seven Oases Illinois toll ways throughout Chicago, IL. The restrooms at the toll ways service roughly 30,000 visitors every day and account for over 48 million gallons in annual water use. 273 toilets and 105 urinals were converted to low flush and replaced sensor valves with manual flush valves. The result was a savings in excess of 50%. The actual savings significantly exceeded the calculated savings.
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Texas Wesleyan University WMI completed water use assessment of campus grounds. The evaluation process included an investment grade audit of all water using equipment and processes, measurements of water consumption used by the existing equipment, analysis of historical water use, and knowledge of facility demographics.
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Hershey Medical Center WMI completed water use assessment of the medical facility's grounds. Upon completion of an investment grade audit, WMI concluded that on average, 20% of the steam traps were malfunctioning. This meant that 629 steam traps in the facility would benefit from the steam trap replacement program.
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Museum of Modern Art WMI completed water use assessment of the Museum. The evaluation process included an investment grade audit of all water using equipment and processes, measurements of water consumption used by the existing equipment, analysis of historical water use, and knowledge of facility demographics.WMI recommended an innovative approach to ground water reuse.
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Fort Worth Zoo WMI completed water use assessment of zoo grounds. Many innovative water reuse options were recommended by WMI staff. In addition, irrigation system retrofits were suggested to account for millions of gallons of potentially saved water.
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Baltimore County Public Schools Water Management was responsible for the replacement or retrofitting of the existing mechanical steam traps at BCPS with engineered venturi nozzle condensate removal devices to reduce boiler consumption and maintenance requirements within the facility. After program implementation and correction of the traps, the savings accounted for was approximately $100,000 per year.
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Prince George’s Public Schools WMI's reputation as a leading water conservation company led Johnson Controls to subcontract WMI to find and implement unique ways to decrease their client’s utility expenses through a two-phase steam system optimization program. Their client, Prince George’s Public Schools (PGPS) in Maryland,had a total of 2,706 steam traps throughout 38 buildings.
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George Mason University WMI identified many domestic and innovative non‐domestic ways to reduce water consumption which led to several performance contracts at three of the universities campuses located in Arlington, Fairfax and Manassas Virginia.
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George Mason Child Development Center WMI donated a 1,000 gallons rainwater harvesting system to GMU Child Development Center to collect rain off of their 4,000 square foot roof space. The collected water will be used to irrigate a garden that the children take care of.
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Southern Nevada School District WMI was tasked with replacing outdated and inefficient plumbing fixtures (toilets, aerators, showerheads) were replaced with HET WaterSense approved fixtures. WMI saved the school district approximately 11,324,769 gallons per year, which resulted in an annual savings of $52,774.00.
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Bass Hall WMI completed a comprehensive audit and identified many ways to reduce water consumption at the Performing Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX (also known as Bass Hall), that were later implemented to greatly reduce water consumption.The above mentioned resulted in a 881,000 gallons per year water savings or roughly 1,762,000 gallons since the changes was implemented two years ago.
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Westin Alexandria Water Management Inc. was hired to complete the Westin Alexandria’s Kohler Heavenly Shower installations. WMI had completed installations for 313 units at the hotel at a rate of 20 per day per two‐man crews.
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Westin Arlington WMI auditors examined the hotel’s cooling towers, condenser loops, chillers, make‐up water system, chemical treatment system and related pumps to determine the cause of the water hammer.
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Lisner Nursing Home WMI was tasked with installing new 1.6 gpf ADA-height powerflush toilets, showerheads, and flow controls on the faucets through out the property. Various kitchen measures were also implementing, including a retrofit of pre-rinse sprayers and steamer replacement.The measures that were implemented cut water consumption in half.
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First Command WMI identified through an audit many ways to reduce water consumption that were later implemented to greatly reduce water consumption that resulted in over a one-million gallon per year water savings since the changes were implemented last year.
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Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort Water Management installed a fixed network meter reading system at The Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort. The system is designed to strategically collect meter reading data and operated in conjunction with a handheld reading system as a hybrid automated meter reading solution. This allows the resort to monitor its usage on a daily basis and respond to issues in a cost efficient manner.
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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX is a multi-functional, industrial facility that sits on 270-acres. The primary water using features that were modified following the audit in 2011 were those which could provide a large savings opportunity at the lowest cost. The audit offered ways to save 36 million gallons per year water savings or roughly 72 million gallons since the changes was implemented two years ago.
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1818 N Street Water Management was tasked with completing valve replacements on existing toilets, installing a number of new ADA toilets with piston valves, and replacing urinal piston valves. The average simple payback of implementing these measures was 1.08 years which cut the property’s water bill in half.
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital WMI was hired to find unique ways to decrease the annual water expense. Aside from domestic water use reduction, the primary non-domestic features focused on were the sterilizers which could provide a unique alternate water reuse with a large savings opportunity.
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Public Housing

Norwalk Housing Authority Water Management, Inc. replaced all of the toilets, updated the flow controls on faucets, and installed high efficiency showerheads within the Norwalk Housing Authority. The Authority is within the City of Norwalk, Connecticut and manages 1,133 units of family and senior housing in 18 developments
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Minneapolis Public Housing WMI was hired to replace all toilets with Caroma dual flush 0.8/1.28 gpf water closets, and retrofit showerheads and aerators for 5,383 units throughout downtown Minneapolis. In addition, to the installation of new equipment, extensive leak detection was completed at each apartment building.
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Prisons

Elkton Federal Correctional Facility Water Management, Inc. was brought in by the Federal Correctional Institute in Elkton, Ohio to investigate a significant increase in the sewer bills received by FCI, Elkton from their fiscal year, 2004. The increase coincided with a change in the sewer monitoring equipment, changed out by Columbiana County in late 2003. Learn about the strategy implemented to remove this cost for the Prison.
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Municipality

Anderson County Officials in Anderson County, Tennessee were looking for innovative, sustainable measures to reduce their energy and water consumption while continuing to provide residents with a high quality of service. Water Management, Inc. (WMI) partnered with Johnson Controls to provide the County with a comprehensive water and energy project which would not only increase operational efficiency and sustainability, but also have a minimal payback period.
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City of Honolulu Water Management, Inc.’s (WMI) reputation as a leading water conservation company led the City to subcontract WMI to find unique ways to decrease the annual water expense of several government buildings. WMI proposed sub-metering the city's cooling tower supply and blow-down lines, allowing them to eliminate the sewer charge on water lost to drift and evaporation. This reduced the charge for tower water from $10.10 to $2.36 per thousand gallons – a considerable savings.
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Multi-Family Residential

Pacific Beacon Case Study WMI designed and implemented a variety of measures for the College to include: Sustainability initiatives including rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, and solar thermal measures, non-domestic kitchen equipment optimization including the installation of high efficiency dishwashers, ice machines, and pre-rinse sprayers, cooling tower sub-metering, and domestic fixture replacement/retrofits with low flow fixtures.
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Harding Place Condos Harding Place, a 106-unit condominium complex in Nashville, TN, hired WMI to implement a water conservation program that included replacement of all their existing toilet fixtures. As a result, residents realized a significant drop in their water and sewer bills.
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Brookside Park Condos At Brookside Park Condos it was clear that installing AMR submeters for each garden-style building would provide an immediate benefit. WMI installed meters at a nominal cost, but they have since provided 100% water accountability, full audit control, and the data has since been used to decrease the sewer charges from the City.
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Colonial Village Apartments In November 2009 a request was made by Water Management on behalf of Colonial Village apartments to Washington Gas to upgrade the existing gas meters on the property for their 27 garden style apartment buildings to handle an increased load. After decentralizing the hot water for the 27 buildings at Colonial Village Apartments it became clear that significant savings in gas were achieved.
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Douglas Knoll Apartments provides housing for residents in Southeast Washington, DC. WMI was hired to install new domestic fixtures which reduced the property’s water bill and is responsible for approximately $5,000 a month in utility savings.
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Emerson House WMI was tasked with installing new toilets, aerators, and showerheads. In addition, all old seals were replaced with a higher quality product to prevent leaks. These conservation measures dropped the consumption from an average daily consumption of 122 gallons per day to an average daily consumption of 53 gallons per unit per day which result in an annual savings of over $50,000.
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Langston Lane Water Management was tasked with installing new Niagara Power One toilets, aerators, and showerheads in all units. The showerhead installed at the property was a Water Management Inc. 1.75 gpm pressure compensating showerhead. The faucets were equipped with Neoperl pressure compensating aerators: kitchen aerators were 1.5 gpm and bathroom were 1.0 gpm. Implementing these measures reduced the property’s water bill and is responsible for approximately $4,000 a month in utility savings.
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Villages of Parkland WMI staff was tasked with installing new Sloan Flushmate IV (1.28 gpf) pressure flush vessels or replacing old PF2’s with Flushmates, new 1.75 gpm showerheads, new 1.5 gpm Kitchen sink faucet aerators, new 1.0 gpm Bathroom sink faucet aerators in all units on the Property.
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Chelsea Square WMI was tasked with installing new 1.28 gpf Sloan Flushmate powerflush toilets, showerheads, and flow controls on the faucets which reduced the average daily consumption (ADC) from 273 gallons per unit per day to 144 gallons per unit per day.
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Hawthorne Hall WMI was tasked with installing new 1.6 gpf gravity tank toilets which reduced the average daily consumption (ADC) from 252 gallons per unit per day to 83 gallons per unit per day.
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E Street Coop WMI was hired to complete domestic fixture repalcements, This work resulted in an immediate savings. Water usage has been reduced by an unbelievable 90%. Current usage is now at 67 gallons per occupied unit per day from 771 gallons per occupied unit per day.
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Gaines Investment Trust provides housing for residents nationwide. As part of its efforts to control costs and conserve water for their residents, they hired Water Management Inc. to implement water efficiency upgrades at a handful of their properties located in Tucson, Arizona.
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Irrigation and Sustainability Projects

1841 Columbia Road Apartments Green Roof WMI to install a new Live Roof green roof system at the 1841 Columbia Road Apartments in Northwest Washington, DC. The new roof will be used to absorb and store more than 5,000 gallons of stormwater each time it rains.
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Capital Area Food Bank Rainwater Harvesting System The Capital Food Bank in Washington, DC hired WMI to decrease their annual garden watering expenses. In total, the rainwater harvesing measure will offset approximately 69.8% of the total irrigation demand annually.
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The University of Texas at Austin started the process of gathering information on how to update the main campus irrigation system in 2008. Water Management Inc. was responsible for the development and management of a large water conservation program for over 120 Education and General facility buildings and seven Athletics facilities on the Main Campus and Pickle Research Campus
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Ben Altamirano Ball Fields Water Management Inc. was tasked with installing a new “Smart Irrigation” system at the Ben Altamirano Ball Fields. Water usage was reduced by a total of 57% after program implementation.
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