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Projects Updates for key objective: 4.1 Reduce Water Consumption

  1. Billion Gallon Water Challenge

    Associated Project(s): 

    The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is spearheading an initiative called the “Billion Gallon Water Challenge” to preserve and protect water resources in Illinois.

    We have just completed an RFP for water conservations projects and will fund, through our sponsored research grant program, a number of companies and organizations and municipalities to help reach our goal to save 1,000,000,000 gallons of water in Illinois. We will also be conducting outreach and technical assistance to these entities to assist with their water-saving ideas and projects.

    In addition, we are encouraging the people of Illinois to join the challenge by making a personal pledge at the Billion Gallon Water Challenge website: So join in the Challenge; take the pledge today and let us know how you will help save water!  And spread the word to your friends to join, too!

    ISTC is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.