UW Oshkosh’s 171-acre campus is located along Wisconsin’s Fox River and just blocks away from Lake Winnebago, the largest body of water in the state. Our university is committed to reducing water consumption and pollution associated with stormwater.
Water Conservation: (1,005 Low Flow Toilets)
Replaced 1,006 toilets, 3.24 to 4.50 gpf removed and replaced with 1.6 gpf
Kohler china and Sloan 1.6 flushometer valves
Installed 1,181 low flow restrictors and applicable adaptors onto threaded faucets
Reduced water consumption by 24,483,298 gallons per year
At $5.350 per 1000 gallons, that translates to $130,985.64 per year savings
Plus $4,594 hot water heating fuel savings
By replacing natural turf on the football field with artificial turf has resulted in water savings of 850,000 gallons per year for irrigation
Learn more about fresh water conservation at UWO in the 2008 – 2012 Campus Sustainability Plan.
How we manage storm water affects the pollution in our waters and the conservation of groundwater resources. UW Oshkosh is working to follow storm water management best practices while implementing green engineering and site design guidelines for all capital projects.
UW Oshkosh is committed to reducing the amount of total suspended solids coming off of campus 40 percent by 2013 (using 2006 baseline data).
Learn more about stormwater management at UWO in the 2008 – 2012 Campus Sustainability Plan.