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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!

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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