What The University Is Doing to Save Water

We are currently pursuing the following initiatives:

  • Developing a water strategy, the target is to reduce water use to 13 cubic metres per staff and student FTE
  • Identifying any issues with fixtures and fittings in high consuming buildings through water audits carried out by students undertaking an MSc in Clean Technology
  • Installing push taps to reduce water use
  • Rolling out aerated shower heads to halls of residence, saving water equivalent to an estimated 6 Olympic sized swimming pools
  • Trialing retrofit dual flush toilets in accommodation bathrooms by the Accommodation & Hospitality service
  • Full AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) water meter roll-out across the University, capable of logging water consumption data every 15 minutes


Legal Compliance

As part of our EMS we maintain four Trade Effluent Consents, one per each seperate 'Zone' of the University's activities. These can be seen along with a copy of our IMS Discharge of Trade Effluent Procedure below, to see what each Zone contains please refer to the procedure: