Lockheed Martin Lowers Water Usage by 11%

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., on March 23 announced that it reduced its total year-to-year water consumption by 11 percent in 2008. Equating to approximately 275 million gallons in water savings, the corporation focused on facility and cooling system efficiency projects, detecting and repairing leaks and installing landscape irrigation controls.

Water conservation is part of the corporation's comprehensive environmental program that has established an aggressive 25 percent reduction goal for carbon emissions, waste, and water use by 2012.

Examples of the company's water achievements follow:

  • Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in Syracuse, N.Y., was recognized with the 2008 Industrial Wastewater Achievement Award from the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection.
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics received two awards from the city of Fort Worth Water Department. One award was for 12 years of 100 percent compliance with local, state, and federal pretreatment regulations. The second was a Pollution Prevention Award in recognition of the significant efforts in the use of materials, processes, or practices that reduce or eliminate wastes and which serve to protect natural resources and the environment.

The global security company employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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