Solutions, Repairs Reduce Campus Water Use by 29%

In 2015, the amount of water Ohio State used in a year — about 1.3 billion gallons — could fill Ohio Stadium more than 3.5 times.

Since then, the university has reduced campus water consumption by nearly 29%, or 379 million gallons, by fixing issues found during building water audits, repairing leaks in water mains and installing low-flow fixtures. Because of that marked success, the university this year, as part of its sustainability goals, increased its water reduction target to 10% per capita every five years, from the original 5% per capita, by 2025.

Read more about the interview with Brenda VanCleave, Facilities Operations and Development’s water resources engineer, on the Sustainability Institute website.