Water Conservation Efforts
We Make The Most Of Every Drop
With plant locations in the desert southwest, the Colorado mountains and the coast of South Carolina, we deal with a limited water supply when we produce our wallboard products. Our water usage is closely monitored to ensure we get the most out of every drop of water we use.
One of the keys to our water reduction efforts are our special raw material additives. These additives allow us to reduce to amount of water needed to formulate our wallboard. Additionally, we supplement our water supply again and again by recycling process water and pumping it back into a holding tank to be used in the wallboard mixers. Finally, steam from our stacks is condensed as it is processed through heat exchangers so that not only do we squeeze every bit of energy from the heat in the stack we also squeeze every bit of water vapor possible to then be reused in our process.