Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-T2-46: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
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Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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:

The roof on Engineering Technology Hall pitches inward directing rainwater to the center of the roof, through the vegetated portion of the roof and down to the basement into two 1500-gallon cisterns. That water is used to flush toilets in the restrooms and irrigate the landscaping outside.


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:
1

The percentage of water used in utility plants from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
0

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Engineering Technology Hall was the first building on campus to utilize rain water for both irrigation and flushing toilets.

While the amount of reclaimed water used for irrigation at this building is metered, RIT currently does not have separate meters for all irrigation locations on campus and therefore a percentage cannot be determined.

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