Water . .
use . . .
Water is an important resource needed to sustain
life and requires everyone to do his or her part to
Did you know?
One faucet leaking one
drip per minute will waste 104 gallons per year!Ten
drips per minute will waste nearly 2 gallons per
Report all water
leaks anywhere on campus immediately to Facilities
management to x2261.
- Do not run water down
drain while waiting for "colder" water to come
through the tap. Store potable water in
- Always Refill reusable
water bottles or cups.
- Reduce the waste of
beverages and coffee by making and/or taking
only what will be consumed before the end of the
- Do not over water indoor
plants; pour unmelted ice from drink on plants.
At Winthrop, strategies for
conserving water have been applied in new
construction as well as renovations.
At the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical
Education, and Wellness Center, 196,000 gallons of water
are saved annually via the use of pool water reclaim and
reuse strategy. Also, use of low-flow plumbing fixtures;
shower heads, waterless urinals, sensor operated
(hands-free) faucets and flash valves equates to a 35%
reduction in water use thus saving over 400,000 gallons
of water annually.
Campus wide, 596,000 gallons of water reduced through
reduction initiatives including installing low flow
fixtures to replace old, less efficient toilets.
Campus Green is actually an innovative storm water
system installed to control flooding by managing storm
water on Winthrop's Campus.
can be used to collect water in the garden or lawn
when there is a concern about how potable water is being
consumed. Recently, two small cisterns were added
at the President's house to collect rainwater.