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.
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
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
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.