Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.76 / 6.00 Toby Rose
Senior Superintendent
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 173,960,907 Gallons 169,615,108 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 52,911,962 Gallons 72,048,108 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

On April 1, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order implementing a mandatory 25 percent water cutback in cities and towns across the state from 2013 usage levels. It took effect June 1. The University began compiling water use data in 2015 as a result.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,036 1,748
Number of employees resident on-site 28 49
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6,551 5,185.72
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,561 1,620
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 7,350 5,553.54

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7,198.91 Gallons 12,973.37 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
44.51

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,025,854 Gross Square Feet 2,029,722 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 26.12 Gallons / GSF 35.50 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
26.42

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 54 Acres 58 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 3,221,498.28 Gallons / Acre 2,924,398.41 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
---

A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The university has installed and maintained seven different Bio-swales to help mitigate stormwater runoff from new building construction projects. The University Center has two swales. Biological sciences has one swale. Alumni house has two swales. The JL Gym has one swale. Baseball batting cages have one swale. And the Tennis complex has one swale. Knoles field is also used as a water retention location for the city after heavy rain events. The Greenhouse has a water recycling system which saves over 100,000 gallons a year. As of 2020, 100% of irrigation water is non-potable.


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

In 2019 the university took part in a campus wide low flow toilet replacement program offered though the San Joaquin County Air Pollution Control District. With this program we were able to replace over 850 toilets with low-flow toilets. Estimated water savings are over 2 million gallons/year. faucets and shower-heads are all low-flow.

The grounds department has upgraded irrigation infrastructure with high-efficiency nozzles and drip irrigation. We have incorporated these options to our university guidelines and standards.


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

University tracks non-potable water use, City provides data on all meters for potable water use.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.