Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-T2-46: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Bordlemay
Water/Wastewater Manager
Energy and Sustainability
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Does the institution use non-potable water (e.g., harvested rainwater or graywater) for irrigation and/or other applications?:
Yes

A brief description of the source of non-potable water and how it is used:

Grounds has an underground 1,000 gal tank that is located in the Nursery area that captures water from our irrigation system. We have a pumping station that fills our water trucks and hydro seeder for utilization back on campus. The new Physical Sciences building has a grey water system that is used for irrigating their raised patio plantings situated between Physical Sciences and Rockefeller Hall.


The percentage of irrigation water usage from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources :
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The percentage of building space using water from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The percentage of water used in utility plants from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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