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Water is used in all sorts of operations on campus. Some of which include: day-to-day living in the residence halls, cooling campus buildings in warmer months (A/C), food preparation and sanitation in the dining halls, landscaping for campus beautification, and sanitation and drinking water in every building across campus.
Georgetown’s location on the hilltop and demands careful stormwater management, as excessive water can carry pollutants into the Potomac River. High runoff volumes can also stress our city’s historic infrastructure, as ongoing urban development in the region creates more impermeable surfaces, increasing runoff and exceeding existing capacity of the city’s built systems.
At Georgetown, our location overlooking the Potomac River provides more than just extraordinary scenery – it also gives us a daily view of the water source that sustains us. The water flowing through our campus taps for drinking and daily use originates in the Potomac River.
Georgetown’s Think Global, Drink Local! initiative is increasing access to to chilled, filtered tap water throughout the campus, making it easy for our community members to choose sustainable tap as their drinking water.