Water


Caltech is a responsible steward of water resources by focusing on efficiency, cultivating a climate adapted landscape, minimizing potable water irrigation and maximizing use of reclaimed water.

Strategies in Progress:

  • Transition to drought tolerant and climate adapted vegetation
  • Increase building sub-metering and integrate with building management system
  • Integrate remaining vegetated space to weather informed irrigation system
  • Install pint flush urinals, high efficiency toilets, and low flow fixtures

Strategies Planned:

  • Investigate non-potable water reuse on campus
  • Employ active storm water retention/collection methods
  • Establish sustainability council water working group

To learn more about our water management efforts, click here.


2013 Water Reduction Performance during the City initiated water shortage Feb 21 - Feb 28