Florida’s Phosphate Producers are Using Less Water and Conserving More
March 11, 2022
Water: We’re doing more — To Use Less
Water — it’s Earth’s most precious natural resource. It hydrates and nourishes our world and is essential to everything we need. That’s why Florida’s phosphate producers are committed to conserving it.
The big picture. Phosphate producers recycle or reuse approximately 95% of the water they use and are harnessing innovative approaches to do even better. In fact, phosphate producers in the Sunshine State are implementing innovative techniques to use 20% less water by 2025. Here’s how they’re doing it:
- Inspiring phosphate employees to think differently about water — in big and small ways.
- Increasing the number of flow meters and measurement devices in use to better monitor water use and identify opportunities for reductions.
- Capturing more storm water and putting it to use.
- Automating processes and equipment.
- Repeating small, meaningful conservation actions everyday, like turning hoses off faster and reporting leaks.
What’s next? Dedicated to sustainable water use, phosphate producers are working internally to plan large and small infrastructure and change projects, embrace workers’ innovative conservation ideas and continuously look for improvement opportunities and best practices to reach water conservation targets.
The less water we use, the less we manage — and the more we conserve.