RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Water
93) Where does your campus water supply originate?
Campus potable water is obtained from Cal Water and landscape water
is obtained from a non-potable well.
94) Are water supply issues a concern in your region?
95) How many total gallons of water did your school consume last
Cal Water currently does not calculate the total gallons used on campus
per year. CSU, Chico has approximately 15 different accounts with
Cal Water that comprise total campus uses. There are different accounts
for different buildings and areas on campus. To get a vague idea
of how much water is used annually, last year at one building (or 1 of
the 15 accounts) on campus there were 944,250 gallons of water used in
one month’s time.
96) How many gallons did your school consume per square foot of building
space? Per capita?
Currently, these figures are not calculated by Cal Water.
97) How has this figure changed over the past five years?
Water use on campus has both increased and decreased over the past
five years depending on the building/location in question.
98) What percentage of water is used indoors versus outdoors?
The water used indoors and outdoors have two different sources.
The water used outside comes from a well that is not metered.
99) What were the water utility costs for the university for the
last academic year?
From July 1998 to July 1999
the total water costs for the university was $253,558.00.
100) How have these costs changed over the past five years and why?
The cost for water has increased over the past five years due to supply
costs. Currently it costs $0.4577 for every 750 gallons of water
consumed. Before that it was $0.4544/750 gallons.
101) Does the campus have a water conservation program?
The campus does not have an overall water conservation program.
Control devices have been installed on the well to prevent overwatering
regarding landscaping and leaky fixtures are either removed or fixed.
102) Are there any estimates of water savings from such programs?
If so, how much?
The university has cut water usage and price for grounds (landscaping)
in half since the implementation of the monitor on the well.