Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
Yes

A brief description of the program or practice:

The Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness utilizes drought-resistant plants in its landscaping. Virtually no water upkeep is necessary for these plants. Also, as discussed earlier in the assessment, rainwater flows from the top of this building into an underground cistern, and overflows into a basin which recharges a local aquifer. This water is used for irrigation, reducing the need for potable water used for irrigation on campus.


The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
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