Saving New Mexico’s #1 Resource: What is our state government doing?

Here at NWI, we recognize that there is nothing more important than safeguarding our precious water—New Mexico’s #1 resource—WATER.

Clean water is the life blood of our communities and the environment. Water is essential for growing our food and hydrating our bodies. Most New Mexico rivers, streams and lakes are now at their lowest-ever points. After years of drought, the people of New Mexico are paying close attention to how we use water. What steps can we take to move into a healthier, more environmentally conscious place?

As we become more aware, we see that many water-treatment systems once considered the norm are now outdated. They’ve been replaced with technologies that protect our environment without wasting water.

It’s time to take a closer look at what the State of New Mexico can do  to require commercial and municipal building to lower the amount of water they use. Here’s an example of how we can save water.  A typical 500-ton cooling tower (which uses water to remove hot air from large buildings) runs 14 hours a day, uses 12 gallons of water a minute, and will blow down 300,000 gallons of water per month. If one of our Hydroflow Systems were installed on the cooling tower, the commercial or municipal building would save 150,000 gallons of water and at least $3,000 per month. With the installation of sidestream filtration they can save 285,000 gallons of water and $6,270.00 per month on one cooling tower. The typical return on such an investment is usually six to 12 months. Given that Hydroflow has a 35-year design life, we think this is a great investment opportunity.