Saving water at UC Davis

From July 2014 to July 2015, UC Davis reduced its use of nonpotable irrigation water by 30 percent, or 100 million gallons, compared to the same period ending in 2013. The cuts were achieved with targeted tree care including “watering bags” around trees, irrigation improvements and converting lawns to other plants. We’re continuing to look for ways to save water while keeping our campus beautiful.

The Davis and Sacramento campuses have saved 50 million gallons of potable water through efficiency projects, and another 61 million gallons a year will be saved by switching to recycled water in four cooling towers on the Davis campus. 

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Kat Kerlin, News and Media Relations, UC Davis, 530-750-9195,

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