Camp Emerald Bay
27% Water Reduction & 746,400 Gallons Saved
Situation: Camp Emerald Bay, a Boy Scout camp on Catalina Island, has maintained a relatively constant level of water use. Recently, the price per gallon has increased 400%, creating a significant financial burden for the non-profit organization.
Solution: Camp Emerald Bay entered into a partnership with UHG Consulting in an effort to reduce their water use and cost.
UHG worked with Camp Emerald Bay to identify water savings via the following two means:
1. Water Fixture Replacements
A comprehensive facility analysis revealed that several fixture upgrades would produce significant water savings. UHG paid for all fixture replacements, the cost of which was then recouped from the savings.
2. Water Use Education
UHG and Camp Emerald Bay worked together to educate the Camp's water users, developing a system of signage, water-use trackers, and other ongoing education pieces.
Outcome: Camp Emerald Bay has saved 746,400 gallons annually since working with UHG, a 27% reduction compared to previous years. These savings were achieved as zero cost to the Camp itself, with all facility upgrades paid in full by UHG Consulting.
UHG earns only a portion of what it is able to save Camp Emerald Bay in utility bill costs each month. If no savings are achieved, nothing is owed.