The Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management are working together to increase water efficiency by installing low-flow bathroom fixtures across campus. Most of our water conservation efforts are focused in sustainable building and renovations. To see more click here.
For tips on how you can conserve water, check out this link.
The majority of the Residence halls are equipped with water-saving, low flow faucets and shower heads. These fixtures reduce the amount of water used by 40%. [Source: EPA WaterSense]. Low-flow faucets and shower heads work by restricting the flow of water while maintaining standard water pressure (approximately 80 psi). Therefore consumers are able to enjoy the same water pressure while conserving water. These fixtures also save energy!
Dual flush toilets have been installed in many buildings on campus. Dual Flush Toilets allow the user to choose a small flush and larger flush to accommodate liquid and solid wastes respectively. The small flush uses 0.9 gallons per flush (GPF) while the large flush uses 1.6 GPF. These types of toilets save both water and money!