Why water efficiency is important in California

Across the Golden State, drought is a real and pressing business concern. Savvy companies and organizations are working to cut water use.

CA Drought Map as of August 2014

Source: USDA

Water scarcity is a risk to business success, and investors know it. In water-stressed cities across California, leading companies are facing the possibility that the water resources they need to keep growing may not always be available to them. The key to avoiding that risk is adopting smart water management strategies.

Estimates show that companies and institutions in the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego could save up to 2.1 billion gallons of water combined per year if they optimize cooling in their buildings. That’s as much as about 56,000 Americans use at home in a year!

Why focus on cooling towers?


How companies can play their part

EDF worked with AT&T to develop a framework and set of tools that can help your organization reduce its water use from cooling and manage its water risk. Joining forces, we’re calling on organizations across California, including you, to download the Water Efficiency Toolkit and start using it to assess and reduce water use from cooling your organization’s buildings.

Download the toolkit today — as well as share it with others — and help your organization save both water and related costs today. In addition, scroll down for links to help you tap into incentives for water conservation in your area. Many area water utilities are increasing their incentives for conservation-related upgrades; visit your city/water district utility’s website to learn more.

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Resources and Downloads


Programs & Incentives Available In Your Area

Los Angeles/San Diego/Orange County

San Francisco/Silicon Valley