Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Karen Marin-Hines
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 6.00 Jessica Bunyard
Analyst
BIMAR
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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:
Extremely High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 742,504,628 Gallons 595,666,643 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 385,646,538 Gallons 204,266,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Sept. 1, 2021 Aug. 31, 2022
Baseline Period Sept. 1, 2019 Aug. 31, 2020

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
FY20 is the first year we have complete data on well water.

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 8,069 6,592
Number of employees resident on-site 165 203
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 37,359 29,702
Full-time equivalent of employees 6,675 4,167.25
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,299 2,980
Weighted campus users 32,609.75 24,865.69

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11,826.11 Gallons 8,214.77 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 10,689,100.45 Gross square feet 8,069,783 Gross square feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 36.08 Gallons per square foot 25.31 Gallons per square foot

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 349.30 Acres 527.65 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 2,125,693.18 Gallons per acre 1,128,904.85 Gallons per acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
-88.30

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:
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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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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