The camps are sustainable simply because it’s economical, and that efficiency reduces the stress larger camps have on nearby communities, according to a white paper released last month.
“It’s not like the folks at Target Logistics are all a bunch of tree huggers, but efficiency is efficiency,” said archaeologist Richard Rothaus, who was paid by workforce housing provider Target Logistics to write the white paper.
“Their goal isn’t to save the environment. Their goal is to provide economical housing, and it just turns out the best way for them to do that is also environmentally responsible.”
Target Logistics facilities use low-flow showers and sinks. Dunn County Lodge, just north of Dickinson on Highway 22, monitors water use, and it’s at 35 to 40 gallons a day per head, general manager Keith Jankowski said.
To compare, the average family of four can use 400 gallons of water a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.