Estates and Buildings has a rolling programme of water conservation measures on campus. The work has involved the retrofitting of water saving devices in general public toilet areas. Additionally staff Environment Champions have worked with Greenspace to install 'save-a-flush' devices in pre-1999 toilets. Over 1250 devices were donated free of charge by Northumbrian Water and were fitted in Colleges during 2009.
In the past we were provided with nearly 5000 shower timers, free of charge, from Northumbrian Water. Colleges now have 4 minute Greenspace shower timers in their showers to encourage taking shorter showers.
The idea for this initiative came from Josephine Butler College. They have already trialled the shower timers and have had very positive feedback - I hope you do too!
We run an annual Water Awareness Week that aims to highlight and eliminate water wastage.