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Improve Water Conservation by Knowing Where, When and How Water is Being Used


You can’t save water if you don’t know how you are using it. That’s become a common starting point for water conservation at universities and colleges across the country. At one southeastern state university, administrators weren’t satisfied with after-the-fact water bill data or the option to install water meters in every building on campus. They wanted a deeper understanding of water usage to steer their water conservation initiative, and Zurn Elkay smart restroom products provided the solution.

Creating remote visibility into water use
Zurn Elkay smart restroom products create remote visibility into water use at the device level, and the baseline data the university needed to set conservation goals and identify actions, such as adjusting flow rates. Smart products also enable the maintenance team to verify that water bills match water use. With data from Zurn Elkay smart restroom products, the university can plan more efficient restrooms during renovations and builds with fewer fixtures and water-saving touchless sensor faucets and flush valves. With smart restroom data, the university has been able to reduce water use across campus, saving 917,172 gallons per year.

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