W-1 - Reduce water consumption by 30%

Reduce potable water consumption inside buildings and for irrigation by 30% by FY25 on a gallon per square foot basis, with FY11 as the baseline year. Water is a critical resource not only for daily life, but also for the smooth functioning of campus operations. A smart approach to critical resource management is to focus on the best use and eliminating waste. Off-the-shelf products and current best practices allow us to adopt this practice in a way that is both practical and achievable.

W-2 – Develop Strategy to Eliminate the CSO

Develop a strategy to eliminate the University combined sewer overflow (CSO) system on campus, a relic from a time when polluted waterways were the norm. Using smart, green infrastructure interventions and more robust below-grade systems, we will develop a long-term strategy to undo all combination stormwater and sewage systems.

Visit the Water Initiatives webpage to learn about sustainability and water on campus.

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