Ajman University is conserving – and repurposing – water to keep our campus clean as well as green.
A sewage treatment plant has been set up on campus to treat and recycle sewage waste and used water from the toilets and bathrooms. Treated water is used to maintain and irrigate the campus 40,000-square-meter outdoor green areas. AU’s sewage treatment plant complies with the Pollution Control Board and has a daily production capacity of 25,000 gallons.
Ajman University's campus boasts a state-of-the-art drip irrigation system, delivering a host of benefits to the landscape. This custom irrigation solution prioritizes water efficiency, which ensures minimal water wastage, offering environmental and financial advantages.
In addition to its remarkable water-saving capabilities, the drip irrigation system is known for its user-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. It is not only easy to install but also budget-friendly. Furthermore, it greatly enhances the health of the campus's greenery, particularly in cases where plants are susceptible to diseases due to excessive moisture above their root systems. Ajman University's adoption of this drip irrigation system embodies its commitment to sustainable practices, as highlighted in SDG 12, which advocates for responsible consumption and production. By minimizing water wastage and maximizing efficiency, the university actively participates in environmental sustainability. This system stands as a testament to Ajman University's proactive stance on efficient resource management and its dedication to creating a more eco-conscious and environmentally friendly campus.
The Reverse Osmosis Plant at Ajman University is supplied by salted water from an aquifer on which the university is located. The plant is used to supply purified non-drinking water to campus buildings. The plant has a daily production capacity up to 35,000 gallons. There is a single treatment line with a total of 30 membranes.
All washrooms inside the new student community center have been built with sinks that only dispense water when activated by hand sensors.