Published: April 21, 2017

Launched in 2016, the graywater system at the Williams Village North residence hall captures and processes up to 2,200 gallons per day of water waste from sinks and showers for re-use in toilets. The innovative system is the first of its kind in the state and took an extraordinary amount of problem-solving and collaboration by CU Boulder, the project team, the city of Boulder and the state of Colorado. The project, which has introduced the concept of water re-use to the campus at large, involved staff from Housing & Dining Services and Facilities Management who were relentless in driving toward successful completion. Partners included Curt Huetson, Jonathan Akins, Joann Silverstein, Heidi Rogé, Alan Brown, Eric Dencjlau, Edgar Pinon, Rusty Befus, Kurt Schemp and Kyle Thompson.

2017 Campus Sustainability Awards