The article below briefly mentions collecting rainwater. School buildings generally have ideal rooftops for harvesting rainwater and space for many large water tanks – an excellent way of reducing water bills and educating learners. A series of 10000 litre water tanks placed along the school buildings could collect the majority of water needed by the school. In poor rural areas of South Africa, rainwater harvesting is often a primary source of clean water.
Schools use a tremendous amount of water everyday, and require water for their heating and cooling systems, restrooms, drinking water faucets, locker rooms, cafeteria, laboratories, and outdoor playing fields and lawns. To reduce water use in the school, consider replacing old equipment such as dishwashers with energy-saving devices. Repair water leaks and leaky toilets. Install water aerators and automatic shut-off devices on faucets. Use low-flow shower heads and timer shut-off devices to reduce water use during showers. Install toilet dams on older models.
To reduce outdoor water use, maximize natural vegetative cover, and limit the amount of lawn area provided. Maintain playing fields using drought-tolerant grasses. Other outdoor water tips follow:
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