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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Water-Blend Survey
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 and Conservation Program

 

Faculty/Staff Housing

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Comparison of New and Old Billing Statements

save20gallon.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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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
Map of Irrigation Boundaries & Meters

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Water Features Design Guidelines  

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

Top Performing Water Fixtures

  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