Alan Plummer Associates, the firm that worked on the East Fork Raw Water Supply Project, will be one of the speakers at the city of Fort Worth's Water Efficiency @ Work Symposium to be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 at TCU.

Oct. 6, 2015

North Texas industrial, commercial and institutional businesses that are concerned about how to save water can learn from Fort Worth businesses with succcessful water-conserving practices at the free Water Efficiency @ Work Symposium to be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TCU's Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive in Fort Worth. A free lunch will be served. Register here

Scheretta Scott, water efficiency specialist for the city of Fort Worth Water Department, says that the purpose of the symposium is to heighten awareness of water efficient strategies that businesses can implement to be more water conscious.  

The target audience are local industrial, institutional and commercial customers, i.e. anyone who is non-residential.

Speakers include spokespersons from the following businesses:

Alan Plummer Associates, a Fort Worth-based environmental engineering consulting firm with six offices in Texas and Oklahoma, will discuss the water/energy nexus and how the two work together and produce mutual savings. 

MillerCoors, which has a brewery in Fort Worth, has blazed a trail in the area of water efficiency strategies and sustainability. They will share from a plethora of successes.  

MillerCoors has worked to reduced its water-to-beer ratio over the years.

Texas Christian University, which has been aggressive in their efforts to be water efficient, will discuss some of their efficiency efforts and how their use of best management practices has led to a LEED certified dormitory.

In addition, TexPac Hide & Skin, a Fort Worth-based hide processing plant, will share how their conscientiousness had led to huge reductions in an industry where water is such a big driver in the process.  

“All these companies have made great strides in the area of water efficiency,” said Scott.

The industry professionals will reveal what has worked for them, what didn’t and subsequent benefits. There will be a question/answer period during the panel discussion to gain strategies to take-a-way.  

“You’ll gain insight from those who have profited, enhanced their value and reduced their water footprint and bottom line,” says Scott.  

The symposium is being co-hosted with Fort Worth Better Buildings Challenge, an initiative of the Department of Energy, which encourages city businesses and communities to conserve energy in their building. According to the DOE, their goal is to reduce energy by 20 percent by 2020.  

Free parking is available in the Kelly Center Visitor Lot, located across the street from the Brown Lupton University Union. Enter the BLUU through the north doors and go to the third floor.  The symposium is in ballrooms A and B.

For questions, call 817-392-8740.  

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