Housing & Dining grounds team uses raw water (from Boulder Creek and rain run-off) irrigation to feed lawns and landscaping, saving over 13,000,000 gallons of treated water per year.
Low-flow faucets and shower heads are installed in all HDS-operated buildings, and we also have dual-flush toilets in all public restrooms.
Triple-filtered water bottle fill stations are installed in all residence halls and other HDS-operated buildings, which keep track each time a bottle is filled. Last year, the water stations were used over 1.1 millions times!
Closed-loop cooling systems have been installed in our commercial refrigerators and freezers which ends up saving over 100,000 gallons of water per unit, per year.
We utilize compost and raw water to make our own compost tea. This is used as a natural fertilizer on our lawns and landscaping, reducing and sometimes eliminating chemical fertilizers from entering the water table. Check out this cool video!