Automotive manufacturing must adhere to environmental standards from local and national organizations and may also have to adhere to high internal standards to rely less on freshwater and groundwater resources.
The automotive manufacturing industry is heavily reliant on water to ensure operations run smoothly. Producing one car, from beginning to end, uses an estimated 40,000 gallons of water. Water is necessary for many aspects of its manufacturing, from parts to paint. Automotive manufacturing involves using boilers and cooling towers; without the proper balance of heat and chemicals, the automotive manufacturing process can quickly grind to a halt. It’s also necessary that companies must manage adequate remediation to ensure contamination does not enter the surrounding environment or waterways after water discharge. In essence, managing water in the auto manufacturing industry comes with its own set of unique challenges. Download the automotive manufacturing fact sheet to learn more.