Sustainable Practices - Water - Student Projects

Sustainable Practices - Water

save water power shower poster
Five Minute Power
Shower sign created
by Water Conservation
Technician students.

Student Projects

Students in our Water Conservation Technician program conduct projects that help to reduce water use at Lane.  Water Conservation Technician program interns have completed some remarkable work at Lane.  Lane students have:

-Retrofit 88% of old bathroom faucets that used 1.0 to 2.2 gallons of water per minute with aerators that use 0.5 gallons per minute.  These retrofits are saving the college 1,107,000 gallons of water and $2945 per year.

-Retrofit PE locker room showerheads from a 2.5 gallon per minute flow rate to 1.5 gallons per minute. 

-Created signs for PE locker room shower area encouraging people to take shorter showers and save water.

-Conducted research and made proposals that have enabled the college to purchase dual flush and ultra-low flow toilets.

Rainwater harvesting system at Learning Garden
Rainwater harvesting system
at Learning Garden

-Created a Water Conservation Floor Plan book which lists all water using fixtures at Lane, flow rates for the fixtures, whether they have been retrofit to save water, and how much water they are saving.

-Created spreadsheet for tracking water use.

-Created a rainwater harvesting system that collects rain from the roof of the Learning Garden greenhouse that is used for Learning Garden irrigation.

-Installed a highly efficient irrigation system at the Learning Garden.

Water conserving drip irrigation at the Learning Garden.
Water conserving drip
irrigation at the Learning Garden.