Regulations, Goals, and Best Practices

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of water efficiency principles that are applicable in both the public and private arenas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Federal water policy and goals found in Laws and Executive Orders:
  • Executive Order 13123, Guidance to Federal Agencies for Determining Baseline Water Usage
  • Executive Order 13123, Guidance to Establish Water Efficiency Improvement Goal for Federal Agencies
  • Executive Order 13423, Executive Order 13514, Energy Policy Act of 2005, and Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 07).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Water Efficiency Goal Guidance for the Federal Government.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current Department and Agency water guidance (e.g., Uniform Facilities Code (UFC), Department, or Agency guidebooks).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the following affect water use and efficiency; ability to make recommendations based on lifecycle analysis and best practices to facilities team:
  • Distribution System Audits, leak detection, and repair
  • Water-efficient landscaping with focus on Xeriscaping (landscaping method that employs droughtresistant plants in an effort to conserve resources, especially water)
  • Toilets and Urinals
  • Showerheads and Faucets
  • Boilers and Steam Systems
  • Single-pass Cooling Equipment
  • Cooling Tower Management
  • Any miscellaneous high water use processes
  • Water Reuse and Recycling

There is no course related to this competency.