Water consumed annually on the WSU Pullman campus over the last two decades has decreased by 31 percent, from 681 million gallons in 1986 to 478 million gallons in 2006.
Consumption dropped while the campus expanded, noted Ev Davis, associate vice president for Facilities Operations. The number of students increased by 2,435.
“This didn’t happen by accident,” he explained. “Our conservation success is more significant since, at the same time, our campus was growing, increasing the number of students and the number of buildings. It took a strong effort to cut consumption, with new equipment, leak repair, irrigation updates and housing updates.”
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