3 Ways Cox Enterprises Improves Water Quality

Aug 30, 2017 12:40 PM ET

Water is essential for life, and ensuring an adequate supply of this irreplaceable resource – for businesses, communities and people – is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Climate change and a growing population are worsening water challenges in many American regions and communities. Cox Enterprises is committed to doing its part to contribute to a sustainable water future. Here are three ways Cox Enterprises improves water quality:

1) Manheim Water Conservation Centers

Manheim – a Cox Enterprises subsidiary – has Water Conservation Centers in Atlanta, Ga. and Manheim, Penn. The Centers reduce water consumption, while substantially improving the quality of the water released to the municipal sewer system. An added benefit to this process is that the recycled water is both clear and soft, which allows the company to reduce the amount of soap used. Combined, the Centers annually conserve 10 million gallons of water.

2) #TeamCox Beach and River Cleanups

Conservation is more than a corporate priority. It’s a mindset Cox employees are encouraged to adopt and apply to their lives. Since 2010, #TeamCox volunteers have picked up more than 26 tons of debris from beaches and waterways. In 2015, the company held river cleanups in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Orlando, as well as beach cleanups in Irvine, Calif. and Pensacola, Fla. In total, 400 employee volunteers collected more than 2 tons of trash. Hundreds of Cox volunteers participated in 2016 cleanups held in Atlanta, Dayton, Irvine, Jacksonville, Orlando and new markets Tulsa and Washington, D.C.

3) Golden Isles Conservation Center

Cox is deploying an innovative technology that removes tires from landfills and waterways while creating new products. Cox subsidiary, Seven Islands Environmental Solutions, recently opened the Golden Isles Conservation Center in Nahunta, a. The facility’s purpose: convert old tires into new, eco-friendly products. The center can recycle 480 tires per day, equivalent to removing five tons from local landfills and waterways.

Cox Enterprises aims to be water neutral by 2044 through programs across its campuses and business operations that balance necessary use with meaningful restoration. Together with its partners and employees, the company wants to make a measurable difference to safeguard access to clean water. To learn more about Cox Enterprises’ water conservation efforts, visit www.coxCSRreport.com