Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Deborah Scheider
Project Coordinator
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
621,343,280 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
416,111,727 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:

On-campus residents, performance year:

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

Since 1965, Cal Poly Pomona has been using reclaimed water to irrigate fields and pastures. But utilizing this source of water, the campus is able to preserve our most valuable resource. Plans are underway to construct a water filtration facility on campus to better utilize the ground water in university-owned wells. This facility will further reduce our reliance on potable water and the costs associated with purchasing water while properly maintaining landscaped areas. Signs are placed around campus to advertise the university’s efforts to utilize reclaimed water as a means of conserving our most valuable natural resource. These signs are placed in visible places to inform the campus community of the benefits of reclaimed water.

CSU system wide commitment to water conservation.

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:

The College of Environmental Design has received a $100,000 grant to address social and environmental sustainability issues through the newly created California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS). The CLASS Fund grant provides critical startup funds for the interdisciplinary center, which aims to bring together faculty and students from throughout campus, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in land and water conservation.



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