Ever left the tap on while brushing your teeth or taken an hour-long shower? Let’s get smarter about water and work together to make a positive change. Quebecers are the largest water consumers in the country; small changes can make a difference. Do your part to save water.
How Concordia’s making a difference
- Water meters in all major buildings
- Low-flow faucets, showers and toilets in newer buildings
- High-efficiency washers in residence
- Low-flow showers in residence and gyms
- Trayless dining
- Rain water and grey water collection system at Loyola to supply water for landscaping
- Incorporating water mindfulness into all projects, where possible, at the university
- Gradual upgrade of high-water-consumption equipment such as towers and chiller in favour of more efficient models.
Low-waste water tips on campus
Use a bottle filling station: Filling stations were installed to facilitate access to drinking water with the removal of bottled water from vending machines in May 2012.
- 44 bottle filling stations on the SGW Campus in: EV, H, LB, MB, VA
- 10 bottle filling stations on the Loyola Campus in: CC, CJ, PY, RA, SP, VL
Flush up: Newer buildings, such as EV, MB and GE, have low-flow toilets. When you flush push the handle upwards to save water.
Turn off the tap: After washing your hands make sure you turn off the tap correctly. Dripping water is a waste of this precious resource.
Daily habits: Consider limiting your shower time and turning off the water when brushing you teeth: Little changes can make a world of difference.
Water-related research and news
Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum unites business leaders, public officials and academicsMarch 26, 2018
For World Water Day, Concordia goes with the F.L.O.W.March 20, 2018
Coming soon to Montreal: the infrastructure cost of climate changeAugust 31, 2017
‘We need to find better ways to protect our water'February 21, 2017
Refreshing water policyJune 12, 2013
A vision for water's futureMay 15, 2013