A non-partisan, neutral perspective supporting diversity in the color of water

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jarheads Gung Ho over Greywater

Now the Marine Corps is going *green*. No, not the Green Ops that one typically connects to the Marine Corps when they are going after *bad people*.

According to this press release, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego received $2.5 million by Headquarters Marine Corps as part of the 2012 Energy Investment Program. 

The plans are big and cover many different facets of going green, but the connection to greywater is very impressive: Gray water recovery systems will be installed in buildings 651, 652, 653, 654 and 655. These systems will capture water from the washing machines, filter it, and use it for the next water cycle. According to [Richard Hatcher, energy manager, MCRD] some of the recruit barracks capture gray water from the showers and sinks to flush the urinals and toilets. “The gray water recovery systems are expected to save approximately 1,660,000 gallons of water in each building annually,” said Hatcher.

The RWC finds it interesting that the DOD is so committed in going beyond wearing fatigue green to be *green*. Recall this RWC posting where the Army selected some installations to target various *net zeroes*.  

According to Hatcher, the government had mandated a goal to reduce energy use by 30 percent over a ten-year period since 2003.  

Why is this?

“Not just MCRD, but the entire Marine Corps – everyone should be energy efficient,” said Hatcher. “Just look at our dependency on foreign oil.”

As stated before by the RWC, that is another way to protect the public.
* * * 
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
~ Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

No comments:

Post a Comment