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Water

 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.

 UWO fresh water and stormwater initiatives  include campus audits, surveys on water  use, education, implementing stringent  erosion control standards, and green  engineering/site design guidelines.

 

Water Conservation

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.

Storm water

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.



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