Turn of Automatic Sensors on Toilets

We are all familiar with the multiple flushes and sink faucets that turn on and off mysteriously while we are in the bathrooms.  These sensors can be fickle and were designed for sanitation reasons--not water conservation.  Cascadia Community College saved an estimated 177,000 gallons of water in 8 months by leading a “Push to Flush” campaign on campus by abandoning the automatic sensors.  http://www.greenthinkers.org/blog/2005/04/ban-automatic-sensors.html

We could do it also and see immediate results.  Better yet, let’s make a student research project figuring out how to measure the water wasting/savings by installing data loggers.

Our campus uses over 7,000,000 gallons of water per year!  If we could cut that by just 6% through a variety of conservation measures we could save over $7,000 per year in water and sewer costs.

Potential Annual Savings: ~$7,000



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