1B Improved Water Quality, Efficiency & Conservation

PILLAR 1B QUESTIONS 

1B1: Can you demonstrate a reduction in your school’s total water consumption (measured in gallons/occupant) from an initial baseline?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Starter Kit

1B2: Which of the following practices does your school employ to increase water efficiency and ensure quality?

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Our school conducts annual audits of the facility and irrigation systems to ensure they are free of significant water leaks and to identify opportunities for savings.


• Our school has a smart irrigation system that adjusts watering time based on weather conditions.

• Our school’s landscaping is water-efficient and/or regionally appropriate.


• Our school uses alternative water sources (ie. grey water, rainwater) for irrigation before potable water.

•Taps, faucets, and fountains at our school are cleaned at least twice annually to reduce contamination and screens and aerators are cleaned at least annually to remove particulate lead deposits.

• Our school has a program to control lead in drinking water (including voluntary testing and implementation of measures to reduce lead exposure)

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Watersense Outdoor Water Use

1B3: Our school’s drinking water comes from:

• Municipal water source

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Well on school property

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Other

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Drinking Water in Schools

1B4: Describe any additional progress your school has made towards improving water quality, efficiency, and conservation.