Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mississippi
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Lindsey Abernathy
Associate Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 298,600,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 333,400,000 Gallons 298,600,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

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

The baseline water year was adopted in 2017 when the Office of Sustainability and a faculty member started working on a campus water footprint report.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 4,709 5,123
Number of employees resident on-site 20 23
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 7 7
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 22,824 22,650
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 3,015.66 2,993.33
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 433.70 430.35
Weighted campus users 20,243.72 20,203.24

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 16,469.31 Gallons 14,779.81 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 7,025,755 Gross Square Feet 7,025,755 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 47.45 Gallons / GSF 42.50 Gallons / GSF

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

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 551 Acres 551 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 541,923.77 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

Landscaping Services uses efficient irrigation control to save water.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Not all buildings that contribute to the GSF reported above are serviced by campus water. However, the water usage reported focused only on water pumped on campus. We have noted this and will make efforts to increase consistency in the future. However, because we did not receive points for this credit, we left it as is for this submission.

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