Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
SD-13: Water Initiatives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Is there is a ban or restriction on selling or distributing bottled water on campus? :
No

Provide a brief description of any bottled water ban or restriction :
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Does the institution meter any of its non-potable water usage? :
Yes

The percentage of urinals on campus that are waterless :
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UC Davis has taken steps to provide alternatives to bottled water and educate the campus community, instead of implementing a ban on the product due to a concern that individuals may purchase a potentially less healthy alternative. Student Housing has provided a free stainless steel bottle to every resident for the last four years, which means most undergraduates currently on campus have received a reusable container. In addition, there are about thirty units, designed to fill water bottles, on campus that provide free, filtered water. During the 2011 new student orientation fair, there was a water-tasting booth where it was demonstrated that bottled water does not always taste better and students were informed about the filtered water dispensers in their residence hall.

9 urinals (in two buildings) are waterless. There is an operational cost to waterless urinals that may outweigh the sustainability benefits of reduced water consumption, such as costs associated with cleaning time, cleaning chemicals, and replacement cartridges. Additionally, the existing plumbing in some buildings prevents the installation of waterless urinals.

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