Water Watch

To address domestic and process water consumption through faucets, showers toilets, and other fixtures within buildings, we’ve repaired or installed more efficient plumbing equipment. In all, we've repaired or replaced almost 6,000 plumbing fixtures.

  • Anticipated Savings: 60 million gallons of water per year
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction: 246,000 pounds of CO2e (pump power)
  • Annual water savings equivalent to a one-year supply of water for 831 local, average-size homes, or 92 Olympic-size pools.

The methods used in measuring and calculating water savings from upgrades to domestic water fixtures on the Main and J.J. Pickle Research campuses and installation of laboratory process cooling equipment on the Main campus are described in the Savings Calculation for Water*. Building-by-building savings are tabulated in the Water Savings Summary*.

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