Worried about water quality?
Read the water quality reports from our providers to learn the specifics:
We have two water providers:
You don’t need to buy bottled water on campus. Hydration stations (water fountain + bottle filler) have been installed in most buildings on campus and we encourage you to carry a reusable bottle to stay hydrated while you’re here.
Check the map or use the list below:
|Building Name||Number of Hydration Stations|
|Abbott & Costello Center||1|
|Ben Samuels Children’s Center||2|
|Center for Computing & Information Science||8|
|Center for Environmental & Life Sciences||2|
|Panzer Athletic Center||5|
|School of Business||12|
|School of Communication & Media||3|
|School of Nursing and Graduate School||4|
|Student Recreation Center||2|
Montclair State University has several strategies for reducing water consumption:
As part of our Green Building program, all newly constructed and renovated buildings are equipped with efficient plumbing fixtures.
Water-saving fixtures such as the waterless urinal started appearing on campus with the construction of University Hall in 2004. These urinals use Ecotrap which consists of a lightweight biodegradable fluid called Blue Seal. The liquid traps the odors and sediment drops to the bottom of the trap to help prevent the pipes from clogging. The waterless urinals do not overflow and have reduced water usage by 45,000 gallons per year for each urinal.
Additionally, many older buildings that are not scheduled for major renovations are being evaluated for fixture replacements to ensure that we conserve water, no matter the age of the building. For example, read about Freeman Hall’s equipment upgrade from February 2021.
Drought resistant and native plants are installed in the landscaping around all newly constructed buildings. This eliminates the need to install sprinklers/irrigation systems to water the plants.