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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.
  • More than $250,000 was invested to improve the drinking water system across campus.


Sustainability Programs

When it comes to water, every drop counts.

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