Water saving at high school
Using water-free urinals and water management system
Pittwater High School in Mona Vale has seen huge savings in water usage in the past year due to the introduction of water-free urinals and a water management system.
The Uridan water-free urinals and WaterGuard leak detection and water management system, supplied by Watersave, have helped the school save up to 300 L of water every day since introduced in 2006. School principal Ross Cusworth is very pleased with the results. "The key benefit of using the WaterGuard system is the ability to better manage water usage through the control options. Water can be turned off when the school is empty, daily water limits can be set and unusual water use is highlighted on the WaterGuard website. All of this information is invaluable when managing school resources."
"Also, our Mathematics Department is currently using the data from the WaterGuard website as part of the Year 7 extension class curriculum," says Mr Cusworth.
The water management system allows the monitoring of water consumption by time and volume 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Data is stored and may be accessed at any time. Analysis of the data can indicate problems and where and when water is being wasted.
As well as the WaterGuard and water-free urinals, the Department of Education and Training had a rainwater tank installed at Pittwater High as part of the toilet refurbishment. The water collected is used to flush the toilets. Old taps were replaced with time-limited versions and the combined impact of all of these water-saving initiatives is a huge reduction in overall water usage, even with an increase in the number of students attending the school in the last year.
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