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Water Conservation Case Studies

Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description In 2003, MA OTA published two case studies focusing on industrial water conservation: GKN Sinter Metals Corporation Water Conservation Case Study and Cranston Print Works Company Water Conservation Case Study.

The GKN Sinter Metals Corporation (formerly known as the PresMet Corporation), located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the world's leading producer of structural powdered metal components for the automotive industry. The company implemented an on-site pretreatment and recycling operation, which reduced their total plant fresh water consumption by over 8 million gallons per year and soap consumption by more than 6,000 gallons per year. The installation of the pretreatment system also resulted in savings of over $78,000 per year.

The Webster, Massachusetts division of Cranston Print Works Co. (CPW) prepares, prints, and finishes cotton and blended fabrics for the craft, home sewing, and interior decorating markets. CPW achieved annual savings of over 110 million gallons of water and over $350,000 from the implementation of 25 water conservation projects. These savings are attributed to the CPW's Water Conservation Team, which was formed in response to the company's commitment to continuous quality improvement.

These and other case studies are available at www.mass.gov/ota/casestud.htm.

More Info www.mass.gov/ota/casestud.htm
Project Contact
Name Denise Zambrowski
Phone 617-626-1071
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Financial Assessment
Industrial Sectors Textiles, Water Use/Treatment
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer 2003 [PDF]


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