But It's a Dry Campus
For years – decades actually – the University of Arizona has been experimenting with ways to save money on water use, using techniques that range all the way from the nanotechnology level down to something as simple as shovels in the dirt.
It's an ongoing battle both to temper the relentless climb of utility prices and to win the hearts and minds of the campus community.
Mark Marikos, a senior staff technician in Facilities Management, oversees the campus water systems. Beginning in the mid-1980s, he said, water use actually went down for several years before leveling off.
One big source of savings was cutting back on irrigation.
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