Since water is the most important and limited resource in Southern California, various retrofits have been installed across campus to help in the reduction of water usage. Some of those retrofits include: low-flow aerators in all faucets across campus, low-flow shower heads, water-efficient toilet and urinals across campus, and the online satellite Rain Bird sprinkler system.
During fiscal year 2010-2011, the university saw more than 30 million gallons of water savings that equal to a 15% reduction in water use across the campus from various water saving retrofits.
We can always do our part to conserve water so remember to turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and be mindful of the length of your shower. If everyone on campus shortened their shower time by only 1 minute, we would save 1 million gallons of water!
USD has also installed water filling stations across campus to encourage reusable water bottle usage. So just bring your reusable water bottle with you and stay hydrated all day long!