Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
IN-43: Water Balance

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / Amy Brunvand
Librarian
Office of Sustainability

This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

Water balance was last calculated in 2010, which is outside of the scope of this reporting period.

University of Utah Water Sustainability Initiative 2010 to 2020, DRAFT 7/22/11.
Table B, Existing Water Balance, 2010 University of Utah Existing Water Balance.

Calculation of total water use in 2010 was comprised of demands in three major categories:
--indoor demands,
--irrigation demands
--chiller demands
Total water use calculations include plant uptake, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff.

Water inputs include
--Salt Lake City Public Utilities
--Precipitation
--Wells

Total Water (1485 MG) - Pre-University water (516 MG) = Change in water use (969 MG)

The University of Utah is using 2.9 times as much water as the landscape in its natural state.

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