Water Initiatives

2016 Initiatives:
Water Fountain Retrofits
2015 Initiatives:
Rain Water System
Glove Box Retrofits & Pump Replacement
World Water Day 2015
2014 Initiatives:
Bottled Water Fountains
Water Conserving Shower Heads
Cold Room / Freezer Cooling System Retrofits
2013 Initiatives:
Rain Garden at McMaster
2012 Initiatives:
Water Management Program
2011 Initiatives:
Clean-Up of Coldwater Creek
2010 Initiatives:
A.N. Bourns Science Building (ABB) Rainwater Capture
Engineering Technology Building (ETB) Rainwater Treatment
2009 Initiatives:
Rainwater Harvesting
Pre-2009 Initiatives:
Water Conservation

Archived Initiatives (Pre 2009)

Water Conservation (back to top)

Although urinals might not normally be an interesting topic of conversation, the ones in the David Braley Athletic Centre have a very unique aspect to them. They are ultra low-flush and only use 1/2 a litre of water per flush!

Research done for the, recently released, Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework shows that older model toilets previously used on campus consumed up to 5.5 gallons of water per flush.

This has been a major advancement in the preservation of municipal water and has also helped to decrease our dependence on the amount of potable water supplied to us. 


McMaster University Sustainability Assessment (.pdf)


May 12, 2017