The intent of the water conservation program at Effat University is to achieve reductions in water consumption while maintaining reasonable comfort levels for building occupants. For this purpose, all new plumbing fixtures have water conservation systems, water saver fixture and devices.
- Waste Water Treatment. Wastewater from the buildings must be coursed to the Sewage Treatment Plant in the Maintenance area for irrigation purposes.
- Landscaping. The University gives preference to drought-tolerant plants when new or replacement plants and/or trees are required for landscaping. Large areas of grass consuming water must be avoided in favor of alternative plantings and landscaping techniques, whenever possible.
- Irrigation systems. Permanently installed irrigation systems are preferred for more efficient distribution of water throughout different hours of the day.
- Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance procedures are, and should be, adopted to eliminate water loss through drips and leaks from pipe network or equipment.
- New Construction. In new construction sites, water efficiency standards as set forth by the local Codes and Regulations must be considered. Special consideration is given to the feasibility of condensate water collection for non-potable uses.
- Repairs. Repairs/replacement of equipment take into consideration the most cost effective solutions for the life of the repair/equipment. Such consideration includes improvements to water efficiency.
- Benchmarking and Performance. Monthly consumption reports are generated to measure and benchmark performance. In addition, and on a yearly-basis, consumption is and must be aggregated in keeping with accepted industry practices. Benchmark consumption with other institutions of similar size and capacity is a future objective.