Yes. Water withdrawal associated with our operations makes up 2% of our total water footprint. This is roughly evenly split between direct consumption (mainly for use in buildings, cooling, landscaping, and production of high-purity water for manufacturing) and indirect consumption associated with generation of the electricity we use in our facilities.
In 2021, we withdrew 2,556,000 cubic meters of water overall, 2% less than in 2020. This decrease was primarily due to the discovery and repair of a chronically leaking main pipe at our Barcelona, Spain, site in 2020. Water withdrawal intensity per $ million of net revenue decreased by 12% between 2020 and 2021.
HP recycled or reused 310,000 cubic meters of water1 globally during 2021 for landscaping, indoor plumbing fixtures, and as process water. This was equivalent to 11% of total water withdrawal. The company also captured and used 1,000 cubic meters of rainwater for cooling towers during the year.
We use the World Resource Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool to assess the risk of sites and prioritize water-stressed locations. Using this tool, we assessed 171 HP facilities as part of our risk modeling for 2021. Fifty of the facilities assessed (29% of the total) fall within the high-risk category for water stress. Those locations withdrew 245,000 cubic meters of water during 2021, 9% of our global total and down 17% from the prior year.
See detailed information in the Operations section of the 2021 HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report.
1 NEWater (ultra-purified wastewater used in manufacturing operations, landscaping, and plumbing in Singapore) is currently our only reused source.