How we use and manage water resources has a substantial impact on the environment.
At Babson, we address water conservation from two perspectives: fresh water usage and storm water management.
We have already made considerable progress via:
Installation of numerous low-flow water fixtures in locations campus-wide and replacement of older dishwashers with more water efficient equipment.
Automated irrigation controls to better regulate water consumption for landscape needs
The addition of underground infiltration chambers and large detention basins to improve storm water management.
We plan to continue increasing water efficiency. Next steps include replacing sanitary fixtures with low water versions as we renovate spaces. We are also working to build and maintain increased awareness throughout the campus community about our water use, and involving student groups in finding innovative ways to reduce water consumption.