Town water doesn’t flush Fay’s toliets

The Metrowest Daily News this weekend did a story on the new Fay School dorms that opened last year. Located off Main Street, the two dorms were designed with the environment in mind, including a wastewater treatment facility that recycles the toilet water.

The two new, village-style dorms are home to Fay’s youngest boarders – the co-ed school teaches first through ninth grades. Each one houses 16 students and three faculty apartments and features the latest in environmental design principles, including the use of recycled or rapidly renewable materials, solar energy for heating water, and reuse of stormwater runoff for landscaped plantings. (Spokesperson Greg Anderson) said one of the best parts is how the school’s state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technology means no town water is used for flushing toilets.

“The dorm’s toilet water is 100 percent recycled on campus,” he said. “The water from the dorms moves through our water treatment facility and is recycled back into dorm toilets.”

The dorms recently received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. You can read more in the Metrowest Daily News.

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Papa Rosa
13 years ago

Darn it, Susan – I had three jokes ready, but your polite final sentence prevents me from posting them lest I look like a heel. Well done!

Kelly Roney
13 years ago

I have to say that Fay did a very pleasing and esthetic design and build. From the way the project started, I wasn’t sure they would.

Michael B.
13 years ago

This is very good news!

Green is Good
13 years ago

Green technologies in construction are very important. Congratulations and thanks to Fay School for making our town a little greener.

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