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In Canada we're fortunate to have plenty of clean water available for our population at a very low cost. However, the average Canadian uses over 200 litres of potable water each day. Find out how you can help us to minimize water waste at Concordia!

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Managing water waste at Concordia

Concordia recognises that water is a limited resource whose misuse adversely effects the local and global environments. Every drop that flows from our taps should have a justifiable purpose and overall water use should be monitored to identify and mitigate losses. The following strategies have been adopted by Concordia to reduce its water use:

  • Installation of aerators on existing taps
  • Installation of low-flow toilets
  • Collection and use of rain water
  • Limited use of irrigation systems, preferring plants that are drought-resistant
  • Advanced water quality control and treatment for cooling towers
  • Real-time water metering of all major buildings
  • Promotion of refillable water bottles and provision of bottle-fillers on drinking fountains
  • Specification of low-flow water fixtures in all new constructions and renovations
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