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.