Chico State makes water conservation a priority

Jul 20, 2015 5:12 PM by News Staff

Chico State is earning a top grade when it comes to water conservation, cutting usage by 43 percent.

The university's 43 percent reduction is compared to June of 2013, and exceeds the 32 percent Chico water users are required to cut as part of Governor Jerry Brown's mandated conservation.

Conservation measures on campus have included reductions in outdoor irrigation, retrofitting sprinkler heads, browning some lawns, replacing toilets and faucets with low-flow versions, installing shower "flippers" to shut off water when not in use and covering the pool and suspending towel service at the Wildcat Recreation Center.

Chico State's conservation efforts were lauded Monday by the Chronicle of Higher Education, a national publication for college and university faculty, staff and administrators.


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