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Water at Agnes Scott

The ASC Water Plan addresses water conservation through phases of Agnes Scott’s campus water infrastructure, as well as through research and behavioral education of students.

This broad based plan for water sustainability extends over three major focus areas: potable water, wastewater and bottled water.  The plan is structured to be approached in a phases through retrofitting and renovations, behavioral change and innovative projects; it is also structured with the intent of Agnes Scott being a responsible member and preserving the community watershed. Ultimately, the purpose of this plan is to reduce ASC’s water footprint in the Chattahoochee River and any other watersheds that may be affected indirectly. From this point forward, Agnes Scott College has a goal to reduce total potable water consumption by 15 percent from the original 2009 baseline.  We hope to reach this goal in the next five years, checking annually to track changes. In addition, the campus will strive towards reducing the water pollution in runoff and reduce the use of bottled water on campus.

This plan summarizes the strategy Agnes Scott will follow to achieve the water conservation goal; the water audit data, specific projects that will unfold on campus and the policies on campus that will reflect this plan.  The College will need to occasionally need to update and revise the ASC water plan to help with reduction with changing technologies, students or college policies. This policy will reflect similar approaches to the ASC Climate Action Plan.

Steps from the Water Plan include:

- Find missing data

- Determine conservation measures already in place

- Recommend fixture and building retrofitting actions

- Encourage behavioral and educational changes

- Set reduction goals

- Evaluate future plans