Mahasarakham University’s water management extends from start to finish. The surface water is preserved for the production of tap water as well as to prevent runoff. The tap water is used in the building with water-saving sanitary ware, resulting in waste water. The wastewater is subsequently cleaned with aerated lagoon to remove contaminants, and the water quality is checked on a regular basis and kept in the university’s storage pond. The stored wastewater is utilized for university activities but is not released to the general public.

(WR.1) Water conservation program and implementation

Mahasarakham University receives raw water from surface water directly from the Chi River without using groundwater. By pumping and storing it at the raw water storage ponds inside the university when the raw water storage ponds collecting rainwater decreases without contamination during water delivery.

Mahasarakham University have overall storage of about 271093 cubic meters respectively. Overall water storage is enough to storage surface runoff in Mahasarakham University up to 54%. The percent can be calculated as follows:

Water Conservation

Possessing five sizable storage ponds and canals all surrounding the institution, Mahasarakham University provides water storage for usage on campus. This can support the remaining runoff from seepage and evaporation that falls in the university area.

(WR.2) Water recycling program implementation

In 2022, Mahasarakham University has a wastewater rate of 11885.34 cubic meters that enters the wastewater treatment system, and treated wastewater is being used for various purposes. The average treated wastewater is used for each activity about 10909.85 cubic meters per year. In summary, 92% of the total wastewater is used for use in the wastewater treatment system.

(WR.3)Water-efficient appliances usage

Mahasarakham University has a standard to reduce water use in buildings by choosing water-saving equipment and sanitary ware, which accounts for more than 84% of the total building.

• Urinal flush valve (automatically shuts off) and Sensor urinal (automatic on-off water)
• Water-saving devices are the automatic system of sink faucets to avoid the loss of water from forgetting to turn off the tap.
• A toilet with a water tank in the back (flush tank) has 2 water buttons and uses less water is 6 liters and Flush valve toilet (no water tank in the back, but automatically shut off the water).

(WR.4) Consumption of treated water

Mahasarakham University has a treated water plant to produce tap water for its use within the University by using raw water on the campus.

(4) Na doon campus site is in Nadoon district with the area of 1,200,000 m2 . Over 80% of the area is the forest which is used by both community and university. Asarn house museum, a learning center of sufficient economy, guesthouse, a laboratory building for medical plants were constructed and used for all missions of the university (provision of education, innovation from research work, academic services, and development of Isan arts, culture, and traditions).

The use this water will be water that comes into direct contact with humans for both consumer and consumer use, therefore it is 100% clean and tap water without the use of water from other sources such as groundwater that is not treated

(WR.5) Water pollution control in campus area
Mahasarakham University has a separate sewerage system of wastewater and rainwater for all buildings. Rainwater is collected from the roofs and discharged into ponds and canals around the University that used as a raw water in the delivery of water supply plant for the University and there are random checks along the wells to check for breakage of the sewer pipe, whether it is contaminated or not and Mahasarakham University has the mechanism to regularly check water quality for water pollution control.

However, the treated wastewater is stored in the pond for use in campus activities and zero discharge is ensured to prevent pollution of water and the community and water resources around the university.