Water audit of Columbia Recreation Centre

TitleWater audit of Columbia Recreation Centre
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSimpson, D.
KeywordsColumbia Recreation Center, University of Waterloo, water audit

The University of Waterloo provides its students the education, as well as sports and intramural/recreational activities for their physical well-being. The Columbia Recreation Center (CRC) is one of the facilities that houses this recreation for the university students as well as for the Waterloo community. It is one of the more unique buildings on U of W campus; it contains an ice rink and several changing rooms for varsity athletes, and it also recently has expanded due to its addition in 1994. Therefore, the CRC’s uniqueness and its high level of use throughout the year made it an interesting and suitable subject for a water audit. The purpose of doing this water audit is to provide insight into what sources of activity at the CRC are consuming water, and to compare the relative proportions of the water used by each of these activities. In doing the audit, the great discrepancies from actual meter readings will be seen and will indicate abnormalities, such as large water pipe bursts or serious leakage problems. This report will also offer some recommendations in possible water conservation/reduction initiatives… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca