Highlights: Water Conservation
SF State is committed to responsible use of water and the protection of our regional water resources.
Water conservation projects:
- Centrally controlled irrigation systems that optimize watering
- Reduced watering on selected lawns
- Planting drought tolerant and adaptive landscapes
- Replacing old water fixtures with low flow models
- Leak detection and monitoring
- Ongoing education and outreach
SF State also strives to provide protection of San Francisco's stormwater systems by preventing rainfall runoff.
Stormwater management projects:
- Bioswales throughout campus absorb rainwater, minimizing runoff
- The Mashouf Wellness Center uses rainwater capture for landscape irrigation
- New construction's effect on stormwater surfaces are offset by rain absorbing landscape
Water Usage Dashboard
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AASHE STARS Score
SF State has been recognized as a Top Performer in the Water category in AASHE's Sustainable Campus Index. The university's high score in this category reflects low water use per capita, per building square foot, and per landscaped area. SF State earned an Innovation credit for calculating its water balance-- the amount of rainfall on campus compared to the amount of potable water used. Despite a high score, we have room for improvement. SF State will continue expanding its recycled water program and use landscaping with minimal potable water needs.