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Which Division will benefit from the project?
Forty (40) drinking fountains will be installed across campus to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of plastic water bottles and water dispensers, and to provide safe and reliable water. The fountains as part of the Water Treatment Plant Project that aims at providing drinking and domestic water to the campus to meet the school’s drinking water requirements.
Reverse osmosis plants provide a molecular water purification solution that is becoming increasingly important in the long-term sustainability of many cities and towns in the world. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a partially permeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and larger particles from drinking water, thus ensuring safety and purity.*
This project is part of the ACS 2020 Green School Roadmap to promote sustainable, cost-saving measures, while teaching students to be stewards of their communities. The Roadmap is based on several components, including implementing solar electrical power production, installing solar water heating facilities, and introducing curricular and extra-curricular activities, including community service, that enhance environmental learning among students. The comprehensive green roadmap includes strategies and measures related to water and water consumption, waste management, lighting, transportation and others toward building a green a sustainable school community.
(32) Indoor Fountains
(8) Outdoor Fountains
$15,000 Each Fountain
$420,000 Entire Project (40 Fountains)
Source: Warsinger, David M.; Tow, Emily W.; Nayar, Kishor G.; Maswadeh, Laith A.; Lienhard V, John H. (2016). "Energy efficiency of batch and semi-batch (CCRO) reverse osmosis desalination". Water Research. 106: 272–282.