Talk about what a difference a year can make. One year ago, the Board of Education decided to fund three new positions solely responsible for increasing energy conservation. The numbers are in and these positions turned out to be a very wise investment for District taxpayers. In total, the “Energy Dream Team” has saved the District more than $680,000 in its first year alone! Future Fun Fact Friday’s will share specifics on money saved, steps taken and energy grants earned. Today we are sharing the results of our recent water conservation efforts.
In the 2012-13 school year, the District embarked on a water conservation project that included staff training and student involvement. At the end of that year, Jordan used a little more than 560 million gallons of water to maintain more than 953 acres inside the buildings and out. In 2013-14 that amount dropped to just over 532 million gallons of water. That’s 28 million gallons of water saved. With additional training throughout the 2014-15 school year, the District is on schedule for water usage to plummet by nearly 100 million gallons more, in just one year. We applaud everyone for being water-wise.