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Compared to the water consumption in 2014-2015, the first year to collect data of water consumption by campus operations, the total amount of water increased by 33,082 cubic meters, which is an increase of over 8%. The total water consumption at HKUST reached 406,158 cubic meters cubic meters, or 406 million liters. It is equivalent to 162 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The billing cycle for water is every quarter, so generally it is more of a challenge to pinpoint the causes of the increase since the data is old by the time we receive it. However, this is an area for further examination in the year ahead.