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Every drop counts!

Water Management at the University of Ottawa

We want to create a campus that uses water from the environment responsibly and provides accessible water options to the campus community.



To use no more water than the amount of precipitation that naturally falls on campus



Reduce water consumption by 2% per year and encourage the use of grey water instead of drinking water



  • The University of Ottawa was one of the first universities in Canada to ban bottled water on its campus.
  • In 2019-20, the University of Ottawa consumed 486,931 cubic metres of water (an 18% reduction since 2010).
  • The University of Ottawa recycled 10,000 m3 of recovered water in 2019

Sustainability Programs

When it comes to water, every drop counts.

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