Michael Laurie has completed hundreds of residential, commercial and industrial water audits/consultations/inspections.
His work has included:
- home irrigation systems
- indoor and outdoor audits of offices
- industrial facilities
- high tech firms
- research facilities
- and many other facilities.
He has analyzed savings associated with:
- irrigation systems
- cooling towers
- single pass water-cooled equipment
- reverse osmosis
- water reuse
- vehicle wash systems
- rainwater collection
- green roofs
- ozone treatment equipment
- decorative fountains
- commercial laundry equipment
- kitchen equipment
- swimming pools
- and more.
If your facility has one or more of the following types of equipment, you may have some good water and money saving opportunities.
- Feel free to give us a call to discuss these savings possibilities and how we can be of assistance to you:
Types of Water Using Equipment that are likely leading to a wasteful water bill for you:
Watershed LLC can help estimate the costs, savings,and best equipment choices associated with replacing or modifying the use of this type of equipment.
- If you suspect that your equipment has these high usage rates, but are not sure, we can help determine the usage rates for you.
-Feel free to give us a call to discuss these savings possibilities and how we can be of assistance to you. (206) 406-7153
In 2010 Michael Laurie received the Watershed Conservation Leadership Award. The award honors those in the Puget Sound Region who have made significant contributions toward encouraging water conservation and who have worked diligently to develop water conservation programs, activities, education and/or policy.
14 February 2011Subject: Reference for Michael Laurie and Watershed LLC
To Whom It May Concern:In late summer of 2009, Michael Laurie of Watershed, LLC, performed a thorough water conservation audit of domestic usage at our Main Campus facility. Our Main Campus is a 500,000 sf foot acute care facility encompassing three multi-story patient towers, Cardiovascular/Surgery floors and in-house Dietary/Cafeteria services. We use approximately 2.6 million cubic feet of water per year.Michael's study identified several measures for improving the efficiency of our water use, one of which we elected to implement immediately. As a result of his work, we were able to install an economizer on one of our sterilizers, take advantage of a rebate from the City of Bellingham in a very tight window of opportunity and recognize an immediate payback on savings.
The following year, Michael was back performing a conservation audit on our landscape irrigation system. Once again, his work identified numerous inefficiencies in our system that have been targeted for correction this spring. Among those corrections will be segregating bedding irrigation zones from turf zones and replacement of old water hungry heads for more miserly heads with better spray distribution.We've greatly appreciated Michael's work and have his reports on file for future referencing of water saving upgrades that we can implement.
I highly recommend him and his team for their professionalism and quality work in assessing cost-effective water conservation measures for your facilities.Please feel free to call on me for personal verification.
Sincerely, R Scott Dorough, CEM Resource Conservation Manager
St Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mr. Laurie has consulted on several rainwater systems. He is currently working on a number of designs for rainwater collection. He designed, installed, and has made use of a rainwater collection system at his home for over 8 years. In 2008 he became one of the first people in the Pacific Northwest to pass the requirements to become a Rainwater Catchment Systems Accredited Professional.
Rain Gardens: Mr. Laurie has installed 2 rain gardens at his home and has several years experience with their operation and maintenance. In March 2015 he attended the three day training for Seattle's RainWise program.
In the Fall of 2008, he co-taught a class on rain garden design.