Does the water from your lab's sink come out too quickly, splashing inside the basin and splashing the objects surrounding the sink? Perhaps you need to reduce your water flow! This can save significant water for laboratories, and is beneficial for scientists too because there is less splashing of glassware or other items drying next to the sink.

Reducing the flow of water from your sink can be done with a low flow aerator, which is affixed to the faucet of your sink. These reduce water flow to 1 or 1.5 gallons per minute instead of 2 or 3 gallons per minute. Use of a low flow aerator on a splashy sink can reduce water consumption by 50%! If you have a sink that splashes, contact CU Green Labs to see if a low flow aerator might work for your lab.

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