Appreciate it while it flows
Our aims are to reduce water usage, increase conservation program, and protect natural habitats.
Water conservation program implementation
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies, and activities to sustainably manage the natural resources of fresh water, to protect the hydrosphere and to meet the current and future human demands. Population, household size and growth and effluents all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change and landslides have increased pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation.
The Lake Restaurant located near MAS Student Residential Hall, uses treated water to maintain water quality. The water used by the restaurant is treated then discharged into the lake.
Finally, using water-saving techniques can save money and diverts less water from our rivers, bays, and estuaries, which help keep the environment healthy. They can also reduce water and wastewater treatment costs and the amount of energy used to treat, pump, and heat water.
Water recycling program
Recycling water allows us to continually reuse one of our most vital resources. Water recycling removes contaminants from rainwater collected and allows it to re-enter local water tank for other uses. Recycling water ensures that the water is safe for consumption and other practical uses.
The Welcome Centre is one of the buildings in UUM that uses rainwater for its fish pond. By using rainwater, the Welcome Centre will save about 15m3 of treated water. A water meter is installed to measure the amount of rainwater that has been used. The recycled water is also used for its garden sprinkler system, toilet flushing, cooling system and aquaponics. The rooftop area of the Welcome Centre is 9m3 where it will able to collect rain water and save money.
In conclusion, water recycling can help us find ways to decrease the diversion of water from our sensitive ecosystems. Other benefits include decreasing wastewater discharges and reducing and preventing pollution.