The University uses 29,000,000 litres of water annually. This emits around 30 tonnes of carbon, equating to 0.3% of our total annual carbon emissions. We gained the Carbon Trust Water Standard in October 2013 for reducing water usage by 24.2% between 01/04/10 and 31/03/13.
Water and effluent cover two of the 43 significant aspects identified through our Environmental Management System.
There are many initiatives in place to conserve water, including Smart Metering and water saving devices fitted to urinals and toilets.
Staff and students are encouraged to report all water leaks by calling the Facilities Helpdesk.