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    This water-conserving sink uses infrared sensors.

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  • Technologies and Strategies
    Increased attention to waster use is becoming commonplace in thousands of communities across the country, and the price of water is escalating at unprecedented rates. It is possible to make a considerable difference at your school and effectively reduce impact on municipal water supply and waste water systems . Water use can be targeted both inside the building, and for irrigation on the grounds. By using water-conserving applications such as low flow toilets, sensors on sink faucets, waterless urinals, drought resistant native landscaping, moisture sensor timers, graywater, rainwater catchment systems, and xeriscape practices, schools can easily reduce their municipal water consumption 25% - 75%. Potable water use is tied to sewer assessments, making conservation a double savings. By saving half of the 1 - 3 million gallons that each of the 90,000 public schools consume every year, more than 200 million gallons of treated water could be saved each year.
  • Cost of Renewable Energy
    Water rationing is becoming commonplace in thousands of communities across the country, and the price of water is escalating at unprecedented rates. You can make a considerable difference at your school in reducing community water use. By using water-conserving fixtures such as drought resistant, native landscaping, moisture sensor timer, waterless urinals, ultra low flow toilets, sensors on sink faucets, graywater, rainwater catchment systems, and xeriscape practices, schools can easily reduce their municipal water consumption 25% - 75%. By saving half of the 1 million to 3 million gallons that each of the 90,000 public schools consume every year, more than 200 million gallons of treated water could be saved each year.
  • Moisture Sensors
    Moisture sensor timers measure the moisture or water content in soil. By measuring soil moisture at the root zone, they are more effective at minimizing irrigation when plants do not need additional water. This can save a great deal of water over time, as well as prevent drowning the plants.
    Resource: acclima.com
 
 

Waterless Urinals
With waterless urinals, the traditional water-filled trap drain is eliminated, and the unit does not need to be flushed.
Resource: oikos.com

 
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