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Water Consumption

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Each year, Vanderbilt consumes over 800 million gallons of water.  That is the same amount of water consumed by about 13,000 households in Nashville.  To do your part to save water:

  • Turn off the water when it is not in use.
  • Report and repair water leaks, broken toilets, and dripping faucets.  On campus, contact Plant Operations at 615.344.9675; in the medical center, contact Plant Services at 615.322.2041.
  • Wash full, rather than partial, loads of labware and dishes.

Visit the SustainVU Water page for more information on water consumption and conservation.

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