Slideshow: Campus Green Areas Soak Up Rec Center Pool's Water
What do you do with 50,000 gallons of water when it's time to replaster a swimming pool? Just ask employees in the University of Arizona's Facilities Management department, who recently took on that challenge in partnership with Campus Recreation.
Last month, a team worked to drain the Student Recreation Center swimming pool, which will be resurfaced in the spring semester for the first time since it opened nearly two decades ago. The water, which went several days without being chlorinated in order to rid it of chemicals, was harvested and transported via a 5,000-gallon tanker trunk to various campus locations, where it was used to water the landscape. read more »