Great news from Infomart Data Centers. The national wholesale data center provider has been named a Recycled Water Customer of the Year by members of the 2016 California Annual Conference Awards Sub-Committee and the WateReuse California Board. The award was presented during the 2016 California Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Santa Rosa, California, on March 14 in recognition of Infomart’s Silicon Valley data center recycled water conversion program, which has advanced the acceptance of water reuse and demonstrated how recycled water benefits the public and contributes to business services.
In drought-stricken regions, such as in California, innovative water reuse programs, such as Infomart’s recycled water conversion initiative, are crucial to striking a balance between a data center’s water needs and limited resources. It’s no secret that data centers consume a substantial amount of water in cooling their high-density server environments. Infomart Silicon Valley’s willingness to adopt non-potable, or “gray water,” for 100 percent of the mechanical infrastructure and irrigation surrounding the facility will save millions of gallons of increasingly endangered potable water per year. The move also lowers the facility’s environmental impact. It is estimated that Infomart saves 800,000 to 1 million gallons of potable water per month with its recycled water conversion.
Pam John, 2016 California Annual Conference Awards Chair, commented, “Infomart Silicon Valley data center was selected as a recipient of the 2016 California WateReuse Customer of the Year Award because of its leadership in moving to recycled water for its facility’s cooling infrastructure and for landscape irrigation.”
John went on to say that “Data centers are traditionally viewed as sizable consumers of water. Infomart is using municipal recycled water from the South Bay Water Recycling system and re-using gray water from within its facility. These measures are important in saving millions of gallons of drinking water, and especially important in balancing the economic vitality of Silicon Valley and the jobs it brings with California’s drought water supply restrictions.”
“We are honored to receive the coveted WateReuse Associate Recycled Water Customer of the Year award,” remarked John Sheputis, president of Infomart Data Centers. “The choice to convert to recycled water in our Silicon Valley facility wasn’t determined on the basis of receiving recognition, but rather because it was simply the right thing to do. I’m proud of my team for following through on this environmentally-conscious initiative and look forward to seeing what else we will achieve as we work to towards creating greener, more sustainable data centers.”
To view the complete press release concerning Infomart’s Recycled Water Customer of the Year award win, please click here.