Progress and Performance
Water resources at HKUST come from two main sources: potable water, which is clean and drinkable, comes from the Hong Kong Water Supplies Department and is used for cooking, cleaning, showers, and drinking. Our toilets, on the other hand, use seawater from the Clear Water Bay. Using seawater for toilets helps conserve the precious fresh water we need for all other uses.
Total water consumption reached 396,000 cubic meters, (m3), or 396 million liters, which is equivalent to 158 Olympic sized swimming pools. The water consumption per person was 21.4 m3, which is a 3.6% reduction compared to last year.