OVERVIEW: To further promote and facilitate water efficiency, the Water Efficiency staff research and test new technology to determine applicability for campus use. Some examples of pilot projects that have tested water efficient technology include fixtures, building and research equipment, and landscaping irrigation. See the links below for highlighted projects, water consumption statistics, and information on rebates.
News about Water Supply:
California has experienced below average precipitation during the past three years and this water year is exceptionally dry. On January 17, 2014, Governor Brown issued a Declaration of Emergency for the State of California due to drought and severe water shortage conditions in various parts of the state. On April 25 the Governor called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water. There are no mandatory water restrictions currently, but the Governor is asking for voluntary reductions. See the press release from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission asking for a 10% system wide reduction. For the latest Drought News go to http://ca.gov/drought/
For a call to action and to see what Stanford is doing, for the June/July edition click HERE.
Need ideas on how to reduce your water use? View our fact sheet on water efficiency and conservation tips.
As Stanford University prepares for potential water supply restrictions, we are considering blending potable groundwater with our potable SFPUC water. We list the resulting expected water quality for four groundwater blending scenarios. If you work in labs or with operations that depend on water quality, please take a few minutes to review the blending scenarios and complete the water-blend survey.
Water Efficiency Videos
For links to additional information, please visit our Contacts & Resources page: http://lbre.stanford.edu/sem/Contact_Resources