Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Wastewater Programs Implementation at ITS

The implementation of a water recycling program on a campus is a forward-thinking strategy that addresses water scarcity and sustainability. Campus may significantly reduce its freshwater consumption, conserve valuable resources, and lower operational expenses by reusing water. Water recycling programs serve as effective educational tools, promoting responsible water use and presenting the institution’s dedication to environmental stewardship. Water recycling programs on campuses not only help to conserve water resources, but also demonstrate a commitment to building a more sustainable and resilient community.

ITS conducts wastewater treatment as a form of commitment to the realization of SDGs. ITS has a policy of recycling 30% of total water needs. ITS manages the wastewater program through:

A. Utilization of recycled water, wudu wastewater and gray wastewater from the toilet of Manarul Ilmi mosque as raw water, fish ponds, and watering plants.

Manarul Ilmi is an ITS campus mosque which is the center of religious activities. The majority of the academic community is Muslim, so more water is needed for ablution (wudu). In order to conserve water, ITS reuses wudu wastewater. Wudu wastewater gets reused through the use of holding and aeration ponds. The recycled water is then reused to water plants using sprinklers and raw water for fish ponds.

B. Recycled wudu wastewater is being used to water plants in numerous disciplines, including Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

In addition to Manarul Ilmi Mosque, religious activities are spread in most buildings in ITS. The academic community can worship without going to Manarul Ilmi Mosque. Therefore, water efficiency needs to be considered in every building. Wudu wastewater in each Department of Business Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering is accommodated in holding ponds and reused for watering plants.

C. In Environmental Engineering, gray wastewater is accommodated in a constructed wetland.

Reusing of grey water is also carried out as a form of ITS’s commitment to the realization of SDGs. Grey water recycling is carried out by collecting water in constructed wetland in Environmental Engineering. The water reservoir is then reprocessed. The results of gray water treatment are used for watering.

D. The Research Center building uses recycled wastewater for toilet flushing.

The Research Center Building is a landmark on the ITS campus. This building functions as an ITS research office. The Research Center Building has been organized into several divisions. There is also a conference room in the Research Center building that can be used as a seminar room. Water efficiency programs utilize wastewater recycling. The wastewater from the ITS Research Center Building’s urinals, sinks, and bathroom floor drains are processed by the WWTP and utilized for toilet flushing water demands.

E. Utilization of recycled wastewater for toilet flushing at the ITS Rectorate building.

The ITS Rectorate building is the administrative center of ITS Campus activities. The ITS Rectorate Building consists of several divisions. ITS needs to be responsible in the use of water so that wastewater reuse is carried out. Wastewater from urinals, sinks, and bathroom floor drains of the ITS Rectorate Building is processed through WWTP and reused for toilet flushing water needs.

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