Low Flow Water Fixtures

Project Overview

The retrofit of campus toilets, urinals, and faucets targeted both academic buildings and residence halls. Some 3,400 toilets, 771 urinals, and 4,200 faucets have undergone retrofitting. Piping was also modified to comply with standard trade practices.

The flush valves on urinals were replaced with flushometer valves, reducing water consumption from 1.5 to 1.0 gallons of water per flush. Lastly, the faucets include tamper resistant flow restrictors and adapters. The total water savings for all retrofits, including toilets, urinals, showers, faucets, and water heating, will average about 10.5 million cubic feet of water annually, with associated cost savings of about $400,000.