The intent of the Water Conservation
Program at Effat University is to achieve a reduction in water consumption
whilst maintaining reasonable comfort levels for building occupants. For this
purpose, all newly installed plumbing fixtures have water-conservation
systems, and water-saver fixtures or 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
- Preventive Maintenance: Preventive maintenance procedures are, and should be, adopted to
eliminate water loss through drips and leaks from pipe networks or
- 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 a similar size and capacity is a future objective.