Drought-Related Water Cutbacks Should Have Limited Effect on Businesses
The study found on average, non-agricultural businesses annually use 54,000 gallons of water per employee for outdoor landscaping, health and hygienic uses.
Samantha Tatro, NBC7 SAN DIEGO
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Agriculture, breweries, dry cleaners, food manufacturers and construction firms could suffer in the face of water cutbacks, A National University System Institute of Policy Research (NUSIPR) study found, as those industries tend to use more water, though cutbacks will likely only have a limited impact on the city businesses otherwise.
“Restrictions are likely to be felt among a handful of industries, which use water in core processes,” W. Erik Bruvold, President of NUSIPR, said in a statement. “First among these will be agriculture, but we could see negative impacts on a half dozen other industries based upon this data."