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Water Conservation on Campus

Water-Conserving Fixtures

In addition to water-conserving features in the entire Ingram Commons campus, Plant Operations has retrofitted over 3,500 bathroom fixtures producing annual savings of 10 million gallons of water – enough water to cover a football field 30 feet deep in water or fill 333,000 bathtubs – and $67,000 on Vanderbilt’s main campus.


Utility Tunnel Water Capture

Non-potable groundwater is collected from the utility tunnels and pumped to the cooling towers at the on-campus cogeneration power plant and used for irrigation on Vanderbilt’s athletic fields. By capturing this water and redirecting it, Vanderbilt is reducing water purchases from Metro Water and sewer by 50 million gallons a year.