Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

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University of Missouri, Kansas City
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 68,334,288 Gallons 63,250,880 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 68,334,288 Gallons 63,250,880 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,300 1,200
Number of residential employees 24 20
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,744 9,731
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,018 3,200
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,500 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,908,699 Square Feet 2,768,694 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 64 Acres 75 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 July 1, 2013
Baseline Year June 30, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

December 2009 as part of the sustainability efforts.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Many buildings on campus have single meters for those buildings and are tracked by our energy and water management staff.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

Best plant species for drought and for the situation

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

Due to the high costs of irrigation there is very little irrigation on campus except in times of drought or when new trees and plants are initially planted.

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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