Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
4.46 / 5.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 349,950,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 263,767,439 Gallons 349,950,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,543 6,279
Number of employees resident on-site 18 18
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 31,194 25,089
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 9,006.50 8,665.10
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,652 1,259.10
Weighted campus users 29,551.63 25,945.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 8,925.65 Gallons 13,487.89 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
33.82

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 14,415,671 Gross Square Feet 13,146,549 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.30 Gallons / GSF 26.62 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
31.26

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 924 Acres 978 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 357,822.09 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:

Toilets with the dual flush give users the option to reduce their water usage.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The MU Power Plant began using recycled wastewater from the plant's water treatment system to supplement the plant's cooling water system.
Also, H. Palmer Professor and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University is teaching and doing research in environmental engineering and water quality with application to water reuse and management of contaminated sediments.


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):

Some residence halls have dual flush toilets.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Performance Year Water Consumption obtained from the Climate Action Plan Update 2016:
http://masterplan.missouri.edu/

Student Body and Employee information was derived from the Department of Institutional Research: http://ir.missouri.edu/data-set/

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