|Submission Date||May 14, 2014|
George Washington University
SD-13: Water Initiatives
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
Is there is a ban or restriction on selling or distributing bottled water on campus? :
Provide a brief description of any bottled water ban or restriction :
Does the institution meter any of its non-potable water usage? :
The percentage of urinals on campus that are waterless :
In 2011, GW released the GWater Plan, a roadmap for water sustainability. GW committed to reducing the use of bottled water on campus, and specifically to reducing direct expenditure on bottled water in university procurement by half over five years from an FY11 baseline. To accomplish this, GW is ensuring that all new construction and renovations incorporate in-line filtration systems. Additionally, GW works on engagement and education activities to encourage the community to “Take back the tap” and promote the use of reusable water bottles. Progress includes installation of filters on water fountains in the law school, installation of two bottle fillers on the Mount Vernon Campus, and numerous installations of in-line filtration systems in offices. GW continues to explore new technologies and is working on an overall campus retrofit plan for water fixtures including toilets and urinals to meet its target of reducing total potable water consumption by 25% over 10 years from FY08 baseline.
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