Education facilities have multiple buildings with large roof areas that lend themselves well to rainwater harvesting systems. They often also have large hardstand areas in the form of thoroughfares, meeting areas, sports grounds and car parks that are suitable for stormwater harvesting systems.

High water uses suitable for alternative water supply at education facilities include:

 Sports field irrigation;

Landscape irrigation;

Cooling tower make-up water;

Toilet flushing;

Water features; and

Window and floor cleaning.