Amarillo Wastes Water – Who Is To Blame Businesses or Residents
Summer months are done and over, but during the past two summers the City of Amarillo wanted the the residents to watch how much water we use. Whether is was while we were watering the grass during evening hours, showering, or even how long we wash our hands, the city wanted to make sure we were conserving. Who and what businesses used the most water back in 2011?
Commercial users used the most water to run their plants, business or hospitals. Northwest Texas Healthcare ranks number 10 on the list of the top Amarillo commercial water users of 2011. NWTH used about 46 million gallons of water to run the hospital for their patients, nurses, and doctors.
Coming in at number two is the TDCJ Clements and Neal units which used more like 396 gallons back in 2011 to provide for the inmates. Then at number 1 is the Tyson meat plant with 1.7 billion gallons of water! Now to me that is a lot of water, but it is understandable in business.
Moving on to the most water use by a resident. Coming in at number 10 is a guy name Steve from Amarillo. He used around 1.39 million gallons of water during the year of 2011. That is too much for a family.
At the top of the list was Mr. Stanley Marsh. He used over 5 million gallons of water for his property. So where does all this water go when it’s not making his lawn any greener. This tells you that there are people out there that use more water then others, but expect the rest of us to save water. Commercial use is ok, but when residents millions of gallons water, something needs to change then.