If you've been reading the headlines over the past year, you know Ford has set its focus on greening up the company. Their next step: to reduce the amount of H2O the company uses to produces millions of vehicles for markets worldwide, each year.
Now, you might be wondering... Just how much water could Ford be using? Let Bickford Ford assure you; it adds up to significantly more than you can imagine. And given that water might soon be deemed more valuable than gold, and people across the globe are already facing shortages, we think it's a most profound gesture and inspiration for all.
The stark reality is that Ford consumes roughly 40,000 gallons of water for each new Ford model made. Considering the American automaker's production volume, that translates into billions of gallons of water per year. Billions!
Bickford Ford would like to note that Ford isn't the only automaker who uses such large volumes of water in production. They are, however, the first we know of to openly talk about it and create a plan to do something about it.
Ford's plan is two-fold. First, Ford has designed an advanced system which will allow the automaker to filter and reuse approximately 65-percent of waste water. Second, instead of using water as the primary equipment lubricant in plants, they're switching to a dry-machining method which uses atomized oil mist instead.
Revolutionary? Yes. A sign of more green initiatives to come? You bet! Be sure to stay tuned to Bickford Ford, located at 3100 Bickford Avenue Snohomish, WA , as we fill you in on exactly what they are.