Fresh water is a globally scarce resource – less than 1% of all water on Earth is fresh water. Additionally, treatment and pumping of water and wastewater is an energy intensive process. By reducing how much water we use we can save energy and reduce carbon emissions as well as preserving water supplies.
During the 2019/20 academic year, Bangor University used more than 118,000 cubic meters of water (118,000,000 litres). The University sets itself targets to reduce water use as part of its Environmental Management System. Between 2005 and 2020, total water use was reduced by 42.9% per m2 floor area.
It is important everyone contributes to helping to reduce water use and conserve this precious resource.
- Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily and report drips or leaks to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only boil as much water as you need when making your tea or coffee, this will help save energy too
Bangor University catering outlets will refill your reusable water bottle for free, and there are a number of water dispensers located around campus.