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New Utah NSA center requires 1.7M gallons of water daily to operate

Posted By admin On July 15, 2013 @ 4:52 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Andrew Adams
ksl.com [1]
July 15, 2013

More secrets, more water? The NSA data center in Bluffdale could require as many as 1.7 million gallons of water per day to operate and keep computers cool.

Initial reported estimates suggested the center would use 1,200 gallons per minute, but more recent estimates suggest the usage could be closer to half that amount.

“Our planning is anywhere from 1,000 acre-feet per year to 2,000 acre-feet per year, and that represents – if it was 1,000 acre-feet per year, that would be about 1 percent of our total demand,” said Jordan Valley River Conservancy District assistant general manager and chief engineer Alan Packard.

Packard said that amount of water – while large – could be easily accommodated and was on par with industrial operations such as soft drink bottling plants.

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