Water

UTM has undertaken many initiatives in recent years to reduce water use on campus.  While some of these projects are highly visible, many have taken place "behind-the-scenes".  Here are some of the water-saving projects UTM has completed in recent years:

  • The Instructional Centre uses 42% less water than a conventional building.  In addition, the green roof on the building is irrigated with collected stormwater.  See Green Building page for more information.
  • The Health Sciences Complex uses 65% less water than a conventional building.  The building uses low-flow fixtures and also has a large underground cistern that collects rainwater.  The collected rainwater is used for irrigation and flushing toilets.  See Green Building page for more information.
  • Softened cooling tower water: use of softened water in UTM's main cooling tower has reduced water use by 37%
  • In addition, all U of T campuses have banned the sale and distribution of single-use bottled water.  See the bottled water ban page.