Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Jeff Murphy
Facilities Business Manager
Facilities/Physical Plant
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 75,096,935 Gallons 121,798,710 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 55,041,662 Gallons 121,798,710 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period 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 3,012 2,917
Number of employees resident on-site 39 59
Number of other individuals resident on-site 96 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,145 2,917
Full-time equivalent of employees 850 999
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,855 3,681

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 14,277.99 Gallons 33,088.48 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
56.85

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,623,094 Gross Square Feet 2,586,446 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.98 Gallons / GSF 47.09 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
55.44

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 211 Acres 211 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 355,909.64 Gallons / Acre 577,245.07 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
38.34

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The permaculture garden site in West College Courtyard has a rainwater catchment systems, which is used to supply water to the garden.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Wesleyan has a stated and demonstrated commitment to conserve water. In 2008, Wesleyan installed a pool cover for the main indoor pool to prevent energy loss and evaporation when the pool is not in use. In 2011, Wesleyan replaced high flow toilets, flush valves on toilets and urinals, and faucets with low flow units, reducing consumption by 13,100,000 gallons (17,565 CCF) annually.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We only have a few irrigation meters, most irrigation systems are connected to building meters and city of Middletown won’t credit us for submetered irrigation

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