Metro has been on the forefront of water reduction efforts for more than a decade. Since 2003, we’ve implemented many strategies across our agency to reduce water use in our operations and construction activities, most extensively along the Orange Line and Orange Line Extension.
Since 2015, Metro has been conducting comprehensive surveys of all facilities and rights-of-way to identify water efficiency opportunities and implementing pilot projects to measure the reduction potential of various conservation strategies.
Since 2012, water use has decreased nearly 29%. In 2017, Metro used 2.11 gallons of water per VRM, which equates to a reduction of nearly 7 million gallons when compared to 2015.