Water programs


Black Water Reuse
The University collects used water from its Aquatic Care Centre in order to reuse it to help heat and cool buildings on campus.


Low Flow Fixtures
Any new water fixtures installed on campus are low flow fixture. These fixtures use significantly less water and are installed all over the campus (faucets, toilets, and urinals).


Water Fountain Renewal
Every year, the University invests in improving and adding new fountains on campus. The objective of this renewal is to increase drinking water quality and accessibility.


Bottle Water Free Campus 
In 2010 uOttawa became Ontario’s first Bottle Water Free Campus. Learn more about our Bottle Water Free initiative.


Storm Water Management 
In order to reduce the University’s impact on surrounding communities, uOttawa actively engages in bio swales to filter rainwater as well as rain water collection

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