Facilities

California Drought 2014

California State University Northridge is committed to do our part to help conserve water.  Below is a listing of completed projects and current projects which target water reduction.

A picture of some native plants that require minimum wateringA picture of the dual flush water saving toilet feature.

Updated: 4/29/2014

Completed Projects:

Plummer Street Landscape – Replaced with drought tolerant landscaping
Etiwanda Street Landscape - Replaced with drought tolerant landscaping
USU Rec Field – Artificial Turf Field – Zero water used for irrigation
USU Rec Field Surrounding Landscape – All new landscaping is drought tolerant and drip irrigation
Matador Drive Landscape – All new landscaping is drought tolerant and drip irrigation
Student Housing:

Replaced 670 apartment kitchen and 770 bathroom 2.5 GPM aerators with 1.0 GPM aerators.
Replaced 650 2.5 GPM apartment showerheads with 2.0 GPM showerheads.
Replaced 796 toilets, varying from 1.5 - 2.5 GPF with 1.2 GPF models.

Urinals – most campus urinals on campus have been replaced with waterless urinals
B1, B2, B4 Parking Lot – Trees have been replaced with drought tolerant trees that require no irrigation

Current Projects:

Auditing irrigation controllers
Dual flush toilets are currently being tested
Replacing remaining traditional urinals with ultra-low flush units
Public Awareness Signage Campaign for every sink in every restroom.
Arbor Court Landscape Replacement – Will save 22,000 gallons a year.
Analyzing irrigation head options for lawns - up to 1 gallon/min per head savings – auditing locations.
Orange Grove – Replace 600 irrigation heads from 1 - 3.0 GPM to 0.25 GPM.
North-East & South-West Corner Redwood Hall – Replace with drought tolerant plantings.
G3 Parking Lot North Side – Landscape replaced with drought tolerant planting.