American University seeks innovative ways to cut down on water use. Our facilities encourage the use of tap water, minimize the water needed to maintain our grounds, and promote water and graywater reuse.
WHAT AU IS DOING
Weather stations on campus ensure that we only irrigate our grounds when needed
More than 100 water fountains on campus have been retrofitted with hydration stations and bottle fillers, promoting reusable water bottle use
The installation of inline water coolers has decrease offices' reliance on costly plastic jugs and reduced bacterial levels
Students helped replace faucet aerators across campus, saving 570,000 gallons of water annually
Numerous buildings on campus make use of water-reducing technologies, such as low-flow water faucet fixtures, dual flush toilets, waterless urinals, low-flow showers, and low-flow kitchen sinks