Distribution of Water Use at Representative Fixed Army Installations.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report documents research conducted by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL to 1 examine the implications of current water use for mobilization planning 2 determine what proportion of the portable water consumed at a typical Army fixed installation goes to each major category of use 3 determine how these proportions change during the year and 4 present this information in an easily understandable and useful form. To do this, CERL personnel visited Forts Bliss, Bragg, Carson, and Lewis to collect historical water use data and to interview installation personnel. Statistical analyses were performed on the collected water use data to provide the information needed to develop water use distributions and to evaluate the present mobilization planning factors. It was found that troop and family housing and irrigation are by far the biggest water consumers on the installation. Industrial activities are also large water users. It was also found that irrigation causes the most variation in water demand, in some cases accounting for half the water use during the summer. There is also a wide range in individual use of water. If excessive could be moderated, significant savings could be realized. Analysis of current mobilization water supply showed that currently assumed requirements may be too low. Author
- Civil Engineering