Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR] has begun construction of a water recycling project designed to improve factory efficiencies and conserve water, the company said.
Construction of a dedicated three-mile pipeline has been competed, allowing Spirit to begin purchasing up to 500 million gallons of recycled water per year from the City of Wichita, Kansas for use in manufacturing aerospace structures.
To further improve its factory efficiencies and prepare for production rate increases, Spirit said it will begin purchasing more than a million gallons of recycled water daily, decreasing its total potable water usage by 70 percent.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia.