Water Systems

Water Systems

We will strive for responsible consumption of potable and nonpotable water sources and use best-practice stormwater management and reuse on campus.

Goals and Aspirations

  • Work with the City to ensure clean, healthy drinking water for all in our community. Learn more about campus water quality.
  • Strive toward a water neutral campus, with a 3% reduction in water use by 2020 from 2017 baseline. (Achieved in 2020! Learn more)
  • Embrace the Pittsburgh 2030 District goals of 50% reduction below the district average in water use intensity (consumption per square foot) by 2030 and establish design standards and operational practices to achieve them. Follow our progress.
  • Reduce impervious surfaces by 20% by 2030 from 2017 baseline.
  • Divert 25% of stormwater from remaining impervious surfaces to rain gardens, bioswales, or rainwater harvesting tanks by 2030.