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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
Tier2-3: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution use non-potable water (e.g., harvested rainwater or graywater) for irrigation and/or other applications?:
Yes

A brief description of the source of non-potable water and how it is used:

At least one building on campus uses harvested rainwater for irrigation of the green roof. The majority of the runoff from that building is harvested – stored in two 1,550 gallon cisterns and used for the drip irrigation system for the roof plantings. When rainfall is scarce during the extremely dry months of the year and the stored water is depleted, irrigation water is available from the University’s reclaimed water supply. As such, this design is a model of water conservation efficiency since no potable water is utilized.

UF uses reclaimed water irrigation for 98% of its irrigation. the reclaimed water is from university's 3MGD wastewater treatment plan. every day over 2Million gallons of effluent is generated, 1M gallons used for irrigation on campus, and the other effluent is used for FL aquifer recharge.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
http://sustainable.ufl.edu/topics/land-and-resource-management/water-use-2/
+ Date Revised: July 11, 2011

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