Water Conservation & Management
- TAMU water consumption has been reduced by over 50 percent since the early 1990’s and by 33 percent since 2000.
- FY2010 water consumption of just over 1.5 billion gallons has set a record low.
- Education and promotion to support energy and water conservation.
- Improved utility plant operation and water treatment to reduce consumption. I
- Improved automation and management of campus irrigation systems.
- Implemented distribution system operational improvements and eliminated leaks.
- Use of fused poly pipe to minimize failures and eliminate corrosion.
- Installed new sodium hypochlorite disinfection system in 2009 to provide best possible treatment of campus water.
Additional Water System Operational Improvements
- Emergency generation capability installed at all three TAMU pump stations, allowing for production and distribution of up to six million gallons a day in the event of primary power supply interruption.
- Maintain extensive water testing and quality assurance program to ensure water quality.
- Automated water production system to provide immediate notification and allow prompt response to minimize losses and correct operational issues.
- Installed new non-potable water wells and delivery systems to serve Brayton Fire Training School and the TAMU Golf Course.
- Since 1993, low flow plumbing fixtures have been used in all new building construction and renovation projects.