Conservation measures on the UNT Health Science Center campus save more than 100,000 gallons of water every month.
That's enough water to flush a high-efficiency toilet 62,500 times. The Health Science Center is doing its part to respond to Texas' near-record drought and North Texas' water shortages caused by zebra mussels and low rainfall.
This month, the city of Fort Worth will present UNTHSC Energy Manager Randall Christopher a 2013 SmartWater Conservation Award for a new water-reuse system in the Center for BioHealth (CBH) research building. Until early 2012, the condensed water from CBH's air conditioning drained into city sewers. But now that water is collected and pumped into the cooling towers.
In addition to this and other water conservation measures, UNTHSC fulfills its commitment to a healthier community through sustainability with several initiatives:
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