As part of its everyday activities, the University consumes significant quantities of water.
Key areas where water is used are in kitchens, toilets, laboratories, showers and during grounds maintenance activities.
The University actively monitors its water consumption and has a proactive programme in place to minimise its use.
Programmes include the installation of water conservation appliances and fittings, leak detection surveys of underground pipework and raising awareness amongst staff and students through the Carbon Conscious initiative.
A grey water recycling system is also installed on the University’s Belfast campus, which collects rainwater from the roof for use in the building’s toilet facilities.