Americold uses water to cool the refrigeration condensers used in its facilities for its cold storage operations. At the same time, the company cares about the environment and conserving natural resources. So, it is implementing a new Rainwater Harvesting Program that replaces municipal water with rainwater, resulting in significantly reduced water consumption and cost savings. 

The project, launched in its Indianapolis facility, has resulted in:  

  • Water Reduction – Nearly 6M gallons/year based on water utility volume decrease.
  • Salt Reduction – 71,000 pounds/year based on water softener salt savings.  
  • Rain fills the site’s rainwater storage tanks/retention ponds, allowing 70 percent of the site’s water consumption to be replaced. 
  • This program has the potential to collect nearly twice as much rainwater as the facility uses.