Water management systems for schools seek to drive schools closer to net-zero water. Like any commercial or mixed-use property, college campuses use a great deal of water. Educational buildings account for six percent of the United States’ total commercial water use, meaning any reduction in consumption can have a significant impact.
Forty-five percent of water used in educational facilities goes toward domestic and restroom use. Landscaping takes 28%, cooling and heating amount to 11%, kitchen and dish applications total 7% and another 3% goes toward laundry. Many of these applications create greywater that can be reused when treated with a water recycling system.