Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 6.00 Bill Anderko
Asst Director Facilities Management: Maintenance
Facilities Management
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 32,701,500 Gallons 32,364,071 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 32,701,500 Gallons 32,364,071 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

The baseline year was adopted as the first year that a completed GHG inventory was performed in accordance with ACUPCC requirements, and the year we were required to make our first inventory submittal under the ACUPCC program.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,320 1,177
Number of employees resident on-site 67 77
Number of other individuals resident on-site 134 154
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,376 1,177
Full-time equivalent of employees 602 614
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,964.25 1,810.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 16,648.34 Gallons 17,873.30 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
6.85

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,666,038 Gross Square Feet 1,490,284 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 19.63 Gallons / GSF 21.72 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
9.62

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 175 Acres 175 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 186,865.71 Gallons / Acre 184,937.55 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

In 2015 the College had four bottle filling stations. As of January 2020 there are 27 bottle filling stations across campus. Each has a counter and depending each's location, 2,000 to 10,000 plastic water bottles per year are eliminated per filling station.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Campus rainwater runoff that has infiltrated back into the water table, is filtered naturally, recovered and reused to irrigate the Havergarden, avoiding the use of municipal water. https://www.haverford.edu/farm


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

All upgraded and new plumbing fixutures/faucets are low consumption type with sensors.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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