Conserve Water

Life depends on clean water. Do your part by conserving water and preventing the contamination of our waterways.

At BU

Report leaks promptly to the Real Estate office at Campus Planning & Operations.

Reduce the duration of your showers.

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth.

Instead of relying on bottled water (which requires water for manufacturing the plastic), reduce your plastic consumption by using reusable beverage containers and filling them up at the water bottle filling stations throughout campus.

Beyond Campus

That dripping faucet or running toilet is more than a nuisance. All those drops add up to a big expense, for our environment and your wallet. Fix leaks (and calculate how much you can save).

Choose high-efficiency appliances for your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area.

Invest in a rain barrel to collect water for your garden.

Avoid pesticides or chemical fertilizers to treat your lawns…in fact, avoid lawns altogether and opt for a low-impact, watershed-friendly landscape design.

Become an informed consumer. Get to know your community’s water programs, from stormwater management plans to water-quality studies to wetland protection programs. After all, it’s your water too.

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for more info on water-saving tools, water-smart landscaping, and local water-quality assessments.

Visit the Environmental Protection Agency to learn more about WaterSense labeled products, protecting our waterways, and saving water at home.