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.
Water Efficiency & Innovation Film Competition
Watch Spenser Linney's winning film
Thank you to our film competition sponsors: Stanford Bookstore and Stanford Federal Credit Union
Smart Irrigation Controller Pilot Study
Are you a Stanford single-family home owner and are interested in having a weather-based irrigation controller? Qualifying Stanford residents will receive an OnPoint EcoSystems WaterSage Smart Controller for $99. Pilot Study scheduled to begin in May 2014. Click HERE for details. For more information about the OnPoint WaterSage controller visit: OnPointEco.com/stanford.
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. There are no mandatory water restrictions currently, but the Governor is asking for voluntary reductions. View the official press release and declaration from January 17, 2014. See the press release from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission asking for a 10% system wide reduction.
For a call to action and to see what Stanford is doing, for the March edition click HERE.
Need ideas on how to reduce your water use? View our fact sheet on water efficiency and conservation tips.
Water Efficiency Videos
For links to additional information, please visit our Contacts & Resources page: http://lbre.stanford.edu/sem/Contact_Resources