Executive Order 13834 – Toilet to Tap: Treating Municipal Wastewater and Reusing it for Drinking Water . . .

Water Efficiency – FedCenter

Executive Order (EO) 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, was signed by President … Section 2, of EO 13834 directs federal facilities to continue the following efforts: …. options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government. …. and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, …

EO 13514 Goals

Consistent with State law, identify, promote, and implement water reuse strategies that reduce potable water consumption; and

EO 13423 established quantifiable water reduction requirements for Federal agencies and required that, beginning in FY 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures relative to the baseline of the agency’s water consumption in FY 2007 by 2% annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16% by the end of FY 2015. EO 13514 extends the annual 2% reduction in water consumption intensity to 2020, thereby requiring a total reduction of 26%.

EO 13514 also establishes specific water reduction requirements for ILA water consumption and encourages the implementation of water reuse strategies

EO 13514 water efficiency and management goals support requirements contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).

2.2 General Principles

When implementing the water efficiency and management goals of EO 13514, Federal agencies should pursue an “Efficiency First” approach, whereby they seek to reduce or eliminate water use wherever feasible by making the most efficient use of existing water sources and reducing use. Metering should be implemented wherever feasible to identify opportunities to reduce water use and enable tracking of reductions and associated benefits including cost savings.

The water use efficiency and management requirements of EO 13514 apply at the Agency level and agencies should focus on long-term reductions –

The DOE Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities, can be found at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/eisa_project_guidance.pdf?CFID=2049309&CFTOKEN=1586545