Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-46: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michelle Perez
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management
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Does the institution use non-potable water (e.g., harvested rainwater or graywater) for irrigation and/or other applications?:

A brief description of the source of non-potable water and how it is used:

With each new construction, landscape piping for reclaimed water is installed as well as water-wise plants. UC San Diego has retrofitted nearly 7,900 standard sprinklers with high efficiency rotating nozzles saving nearly 10.3M gals and $82,000/year. 3,200 low-flow sprinklers have been installed on campus as well. New controllers used to efficiently irrigate the campus save an additional 55Mgals/yr. Since 2010, UC San Diego has reduced its water use by 10%, or almost 80 million gallons per year. 30% of campus irrigation uses reclaimed water. 25% of all campus uses recycled water

The percentage of irrigation water usage from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources :

The percentage of building space using water from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:

The percentage of water used in utility plants from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:

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

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