The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing is located in Portland’s 38-acre South Waterfront campus at the base of the Portland Aerial Tram. Central to the campus is the 16-story LEED Platinum building that houses a recycled water system. The system collects, treats and reuses 100% of the wastewater generated from the campus. Recycled water is used to supply all non-potable uses, including toilets, irrigation and cooling tower make up water. Unused recycled water is discharged to the Willamette River via an innovative stormwater facility to improve riparian habitat while providing an adequate mixing zone.
The system was expanded in 2019 to serve two new towers. The system is currently the largest recycled water system serving a hospital campus in the United States.