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sustainability at scu

How much do you flush?

Residents living in Graham will save approximately 38 percent more water because of the low-flow toilets, urinals, faucets, and showers that are installed in bathrooms and dormitories. Residents can save even more water, however, by practicing several methods of home water conservation.

Low-flow urinals are standard in Graham Hall




The average American uses 176 gallons of water per day, mainly for drinking and hygiene purposes. Installing ‘low flow’ fixtures such as those installed in the Graham bathrooms and dormitories not only conserves water but also saves money over time.

For more information about SCU’s water conservation efforts, visit the Water Conservation page on the Office of Sustainability website.

Read more about Water Use in Graham Hall.