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Best Management Practices for Water Efficiency

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop 14 water efficiency best management practices (BMPs) to help agencies increase water efficiency and meet federal requirements. Each BMP provides operations and maintenance improvements and retrofit and replacement options. Use these best management practices to glean project ideas for reducing water use and increasing water efficiency at your agency.

  1. Water Management Planning
  2. Information and Education Programs
  3. Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
  4. Water-Efficient Landscaping
  5. Water-Efficient Irrigation
  6. Toilets and Urinals
  7. Faucets and Showerheads
  8. Steam Boiler Systems
  9. Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
  10. Cooling Tower Management
  11. Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  12. Laboratory and Medical Equipment
  13. Other Water-Intensive Processes
  14. Alternative Water Sources

For additional BMPs, see EPA's WaterSense at Work online booklet.

What Success Looks Like

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