Water Management

Water consumption relates predominately to the clean fresh drinking quality water that enters the buildings and the waste water (trade effluent) that we put back down the drain that needs treating.

Water management is important because the supply of clean fresh water is energy intensive and it removes water a vital resource from the environment. Using water also costs the University money. It has been identified as a significant environmental aspect for the University.

The University has a target to reduce water consumption by 11% by 2015 compared to 2009/10 levels.

How are we reducing water?

  • Implementing the Water Management Strategy and Water Plan
  • Installing and retrofitting water efficient fixtures and fittings such as low volume WCs and water efficient taps and urinal flushing controls
  • Developing water efficient procedures such as the production of grade purified water in laboratories
  • Installing leakage detection systems
  • Installing rainwater harvesting and storage systems
  • Working with regulators and suppliers