A recent article on Amarillo.com talks about the cities water usage being high already at this time of year. According to the article 80.4 million gallons of water were used in one day! That is 80,400,000 gallons, a lot of water! Being a brewery we take water usage seriously, we have to.
Now we don't just send this water down the drain or out into the street, we recycle it! All the chilling water goes into a 330 gallon tank for future use. From this tank the water can be reused for various brewery operations from cleaning to brewing another batch of beer. So we use and reuse the water to the best of our ability. When cleaning we pump water out of the tank and use a pressure washer which uses around 1 gallon a minute. When using the water for another batch of beer it is ran through a filter, to remove any particulate matter, and into the hot liquor tank to be heated.
So we encourage everyone to do their best on conserving this natural resource. Because without it we can't make great beer and we all go thirsty!