Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Fort Lewis College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Bob Smith
Director of Physical Plant Services
Physical Plant Services
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 21,540,000 Gallons 33,936,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 21,540,000 Gallons 33,936,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Period July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,435 1,314
Number of employees resident on-site 1 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,544 3,575
Full-time equivalent of employees 529 484
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,413.75 3,373

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,309.78 Gallons 10,061.07 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
37.29

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,179,766 Gross Square Feet 1,193,731 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.26 Gallons / GSF 28.43 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
35.78

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 231.80 Acres 231.80 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 92,924.94 Gallons / Acre 146,402.07 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
36.53

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

As part of a campus-wide performance contract initiated in 2012, all toilets, faucets, and shower heads on campus were changed out for low-flow models.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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