Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
SD-13: Water Initiatives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is there is a ban or restriction on selling or distributing bottled water on campus? :

Provide a brief description of any bottled water ban or restriction :
Though no bottled water ban is in place, bottle-fill stations have been installed in 21 buildings (14 residence halls and seven others), an increase of 19 buildings in the last year. Plans are to add more in 2014.

Does the institution meter any of its non-potable water usage? :

The percentage of urinals on campus that are waterless :

A pilot project with waterless urinals was conducted in 2008-9, but was deemed a failure. Pipes corroded and the urinals did not work, according to facilities operations staff. Pint-flush urinals have been installed in limited locations, however, and are much more successful.

Finally, all athletic fields and the golf course are irrigated from non-potable wells, and another well supplies the water to wash all university vehicles.

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