Water Efficiency

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 

 

 

 

  

SPENSER LINNEY!!!

 

   

 

 Watch Spenser Linney's winning film

"The Tale of Hydro Warrior"

 

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 and Conservation Program

 

Faculty/Staff Housing

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Comparison of New and Old Billing Statements

save20gallons.org

Water-Wise House Call

H2Ouse: Home Tour & Take Action pages

Water Footprint Calculator

Home Water Works: Water Calculator

Conservation Tips & Fliers for Residents

Free Landscaping Classes

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California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC)

US EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities

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Results from Water Taste Test 2013 and Website Feedback from Earth Day

 

Graphic about SU's Water Efficiency Program

 
SU's Water Efficiency Program
Water Efficiency Goals for Stanford Buildings
Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling Master Plan
Water Features Design Guidelines

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Water Features Map

Water Features Data

Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards
 
Water Conservation Program Charts & Graphs
 

Domestic Water Consumption FY2002 - FY2014

 

Stanford University Domestic Water Consumption FY2013

 

Stanford University Lake Water Consumption FY2013

 

Domestic Water Savings by Customer (2001 - 2010)

 

Fairchild Science Building Water Use FY2004 - FY2012

 

Beckman Center Water Use FY2004 - FY2012

 

CIS Water Use FY2004 - FY2012

 

Medical School Building 2 Water Use FY2004 - FY2012

 

Medical School Office Building Water Use FY2004 - FY2012

 

Fact Sheets About:

 

Rebate Programs

(require Water-Wise House Call)

Stanford University's Water Efficiency Program   To schedule a Water-Wise House Call
click here or call 1-800-548-1882
Water Efficiency and Conservation Tips   Overview of Rebate Programs
Steam Sterilizers at Stanford   High Efficiency Bathroom Fixtures
(Maximum Performance Testing)
Landscape and Irrigation   High Efficiency Toilets
Possible Causes for High Water Consumption   Approved High Efficiency Toilets

  Toilet Recycling
Demonstration Programs/Projects
  High Efficiency Clothes Washers

 

  Approved Clothes Washers

Real-Time Water Monitoring

  Landscape Conversion and Retrofits

Weather Based (ET) Irrigation Controller

 

Turf Removal/Replacement

Medical School Retrofits & RO Reuse

 

Approved Plant List

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Plant Photo Gallery and Irrigation Guide

 

Sunset Magazine's "Easy Water-Wise Gardening"

 

Water Wise Plant Retailers

 

Irrigation Equipment Upgrades

 

Fact Sheet on Artificial Turf from Santa Clara Valley Water District

Fixtures

   

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Water Efficient Equipment for Labs    

Soil Moisture Probes

   

How to Identify Excessive Water Use

   
     
     
     
       

Previously Featured in the "What's New" Section

Results from Water Taste Test 2013 and Website Feedback from Earth Day
Revitalized Waterwise Garden brought to you by the SU Grounds Department
Time to Reduce Your Irrigation Schedule      
       

Water Efficiency Videos

 

For links to additional information, please visit our Contacts & Resources page: http://lbre.stanford.edu/sem/Contact_Resources