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Reducing our use of potable water

The problem

We are one of the largest water users in the ACT. Managing water consumption is imperative to ensuring the University can continue maintaining the landscape and providing world-class facilities, however a more sustainable method needs to be implemented. We have existing programs to reduce water use per person, so the current focus will be minimising potable water use in landscape irrigation and residential halls.

Our target

Our goal is to reduce potable water (I.e. drinking water) use through increasing non-potable water consumption for irrigation to 11%, totaling approximately 7.6 million litres per year.

Our solutions

Rainwater harvesting

Sullivans Creek

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