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Water consumption

As a significant consumer of water the University is committed to water conservation, harvesting and reuse across all its campuses.  Over the past ten years as a direct response to climate change the University has significantly reduced water consumption levels by implementing the following conservation and infrastructure initiatives:

  • replacing all single flush toilets with dual flush systems, saving us an estimated 2.5 million litres a year
  • capturing and reusing stale water output by air conditioners for irrigation purposes
  • installation of a 16 mega litre retention basin to capture stormwater overflow for irrigation use
  • stormwater collection for use in maintaining the Japanese Gardens Lake
  • re-plumbing buildings to be operational on 100% harvested rainwater.

To balance demand with compliance obligations, the central focus over the next five year will be on the development and implementation of a long-term sustainable water strategy.

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USQ Toowoomba

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+61 7 4631 1362

Email
environment@usq.edu.au