Water . . .
Water is an important resource needed to sustain
life. At Winthrop, strategies for conserving
water have been applied in new construction as well as
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.