Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 7.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
38,167,293.52 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
42,473,641.57 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
January 2011-December 2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,905

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,660

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,376

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,074

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
5,534

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
2,461

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
July 2010-June 2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

As part of the university's Climate Action Plan, current water use reduction initiatives include:

-storm water management plan ongoing
-limited hot water washers
-front loading washers only
-rain garden installed
-sweeping of parking lots

Goals for 2015 include:

-installation of rain water tanks
-re-graded landscapes for storm water management
-installation of water saving equipment in all restrooms
-reduce number of hot water taps by 50%
-reduce on-campus demand-side water use by 5% per year


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

Water consumption information from Utility Billing Clerk for Menomonie

Resident numbers from the Director of University Housing

Non-resident student numbers from the GHG Inventory

Faculty and staff numbers from HR

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