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Water Efficiency

Reducing water use in and around the building decreases the burden on the municipal water supply and wastewater systems. Inside, the Cowichan Campus uses ultra low-flow plumbing fixtures in kitchens and washrooms to reduce water usage and waste. Outside, specific local and drought tolerant plants have been selected for landscaping so that once established, they will rarely require irrigation. When required, plants will be fed from an efficient drip irrigation system that only uses rainwater collected from the roof.

Rainwater is collected from the roof and stored in cisterns.