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Water Conservation Pilot Program Implemented

Monday, June 18, 2007

According to the EPA website, in the last 50 years, public demand for water in the United States has risen 209%. This is why water conservation is a top priority in facilities nationwide. With this in mind, Stony Brook University is conducting a pilot program with two new water saving technologies and has installed a new ultra high efficiency urinal, and a new waterless urinal in Endeavor Hall. In addition to reducing our water bill these units will also save the associated cost of sewage disposal and have a positive impact on our environment.

The high efficiency urinal can save up to 20,000 gallons of water per year since each fixture uses approximately 1/8th of a gallon of water, instead of a 1.0 gallon per flush.

A waterless fixture can save up to 45,000 gallons of water per year. These products use a special trap with lightweight, biodegradable oil that lets urine pass through, but prevents odor from escaping into the restroom.

Other news

Date Title
04/20/10 Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action Plan Update Presentation (in Adobe PDF format)
02/01/10 University GreenBill Program
07/03/09 Campus Construction Update
10/06/08 Campus Dining Services Goes Green
10/03/08 Farmer's Market
08/18/08 Stony Brook University is Recycling Used Ceiling Tiles!
05/19/08 Earthstock 2008
09/14/07 Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny Signs Climate Commitment
06/18/07 Water Conservation Pilot Program Implemented
04/27/07 Environmental Stewardship Helps Celebrate Earthstock
02/21/07 Stony Brook Installs Solar Powered Lighting at SAC Bus Shelter
12/04/06 SB Takes Measures to Become an Energy Efficient Campus
11/01/06 Energy Conservation Measures at the Administration Garage
08/15/06 SB Called Upon To Participate In Statewide Electric Emergency Plan

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