Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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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:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 30,838,850 Gallons 30,794,500 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 30,838,850 Gallons 30,794,500 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018

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

The 2018 baseline was selected to better reflect the other baselines, but also to allow us to use 2019 as the performance year. We had a large leak on our main campus in 2020, which significantly inflated our normals above our typically "normal", making it a poor year for reporting.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,771 12,500
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,154 1,316.10
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,625 898
Weighted campus users 6,225 9,688.58

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 4,954.03 Gallons 3,178.43 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,273,353 Gross Square Feet 1,273,353 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 24.22 Gallons / GSF 24.18 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 104.32 Acres 104.32 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 295,617.81 Gallons / Acre 295,192.68 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:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

We do rainwater harvesting on campus as part of our horticulture program through rain barrels and a solar-powered pump.


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

MCC switched from 2.2 to .5 gallon per minute (gpm) restroom faucet aerators. This has reduced our indoor water use by more than 500,000 gallons annually.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Water information was taken from Portfolio Manager and the irrigated acres is from a prior report.

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