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40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water

Green Lifestyles - 40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water. Green campus lawns, clean cafeteria plates, and even air conditioned dorms don't happen without using lots of water. As major institutions, colleges are serious users of water, and although some don't yet recognize the need to conserve water, many of them do. In fact, college campuses are home to some of the most innovative ideas for water conservation, implementing water management technology, smart conservation policies, and more. Read on to find out about 40 great ways colleges are putting great minds to work on water conservation.Fourth in a series of 4

30. Native plants

Colleges like Centralia are switching to native plants, which need less water and maintenance due to their indigenous status.

31. Rooftop vegetation

To reduce the passage of rainwater into the sewer system, colleges are installing green roofs, which feature vegetation that consumes a large amount of water before running off. These systems also help to keep the top floor of buildings cooler during hot months, and insulated from cold temperatures and icy winds in the winter. Read More »

40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water

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21. Using cisterns

Colleges are using cisterns to harvest rainwater. At Harford Community College, they capture rooftop runoff in an 80,000 gallon cistern to use in an evaporative cooling tower.

22. Leak reporting

Dripping faucets can waste more than 600 gallons a year, and running toilets waste more than 131,000 gallons. On many college campuses, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report any leaks that they see. Doing so can alert the maintenance staff to undiscovered sources of water waste that can be resolved easily. Read More »

40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water

Green Lifestyles - 40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water. Green campus lawns, clean cafeteria plates, and even air conditioned dorms don’t happen without using lots of water. As major institutions, colleges are serious users of water, and although some don’t yet recognize the need to conserve water, many of them do. In fact, college campuses are home to some of the most innovative ideas for water conservation, implementing water management technology, smart conservation policies, and more. Read on to find out about 40 great ways colleges are putting great minds to work on water conservation.Second in a series of 4

11. Removing bottled water

Instead of allowing bottled water as an option at campus events and at dining facilities, colleges like Harvey Mudd College are selling or providing refillable water bottles to faculty, staff, and students.

12. Recirculating systems

Coolers and other equipment using once-through water cooling systems are being replaced with ones that reuse cooled water, saving not only water, but electricity and gas as well. Read More »

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