Water Consumption in Higher Education

Water Consumption and Waste on College Campuses

Universities require huge amounts of water to maintain campus landscaping, student housing, on-campus dining, facilities, and more. With students using an average of 94 gallons of water each day in dorms alone, total water consumption ranges from 600 million to over 1 billion gallons of water per year.

Epic Cleantec’s water recycling system makes it possible for campuses to reuse wastewater onsite—creating an immediate impact on water and infrastructure resilience, as well as helping campuses save on utilities.

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Facts & Stats on Water Use in Higher Education

Water Use on College Campuses

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Why Implement Water Recycling on College Campuses?

Taking steps to improve water conservation on college campuses via drip irrigation and implementing low-flow water fixtures like sinks, showers and toilets is a great start, but these solutions only offset, not optimize, usage. Optimization can include using the appropriate water quality for the right use by reusing wastewater. Epic’s water reuse system safely recycles up to 95% of used water and creates three sustainable outputs: recycled water for non-potable applications, recovered energy from wastewater heat, and high-quality soil amendments.


The team at Epic Cleantec serves as a single point of accountability to reduce project cost risk by overseeing all aspects of the process, including design, engineering, permitting & regulatory approvals, building integration support, coordination of the installation process, and ongoing O&M.


  • Scalable system designed to process 5,000-500,000 gallons of water per day
  • Remotely monitor the system and access data from anywhere
  • Regulation compliant (including Title-22, NSF-350, and San Francisco’s Article 12C mandate)
  • Achieve water resilience and sustainability goals

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Boost Your Campus’ ROI with Sustainability Solutions

Our systems are designed for utilization at any building scale and are adaptable to accommodate unique environmental conditions. University campus projects can expect a 3-7 year ROI when implementing Epic’s water recycling systems. Compared to other systems, Epic's modular design focuses on scalability and sustainability.

40% less energy

25% less chemicals

25% smaller footprint