NYC Schools Recycle Inefficient Toilets Using JOC

NYC Schools Recycle Inefficient Toilets Using JOC

An initiative led by New York City's Department of Environmental Protection aims at restoring the oyster population in the Delaware Watershed, by taking old, inefficient toilets from New York City public schools and creating beds to help grow 50,000 oysters. About 5,000 old toilets are removed from the schools, broken down, cleaned and reused for their porcelain – a productive bed for oysters. In addition to the oyster reef restoration project, the porcelain from the toilets is also being used in right of way bioswales.

The toilets removed from the public schools are being replaced with more water-efficient toilets that are estimated to save up to 4 million gallons of water per day. Gordian is proud to be involved in this project. Learn more about this project by viewing the video case study above.