The Orchard Hill Sustainable/Low-Flow Showerhead project is supported by the Sustainability, Innovation & Engagement Fund and was proposed by an Eco-Rep student living in Orchard Hill. The program replaced all 192 showerheads in Orchard Hill bathrooms during the summer of 2014. The project will save an estimated 1 million gallons of water per year.
The Central Heating Plant (CHP) currently utilizes the effluent from the Amherst Waste Water Treatment Plant (reclaimed water) as boiler make-up water to produce steam for the campus.
Details about expected savings/benefits associated with our on campus low flow water fixtures.