In Southern California water is an especially scarce natural resource. Cal Poly Pomona has a responsibility to promote and practice stringent water conservation measures. This applies to all uses of water, including irrigation, human consumption, and animal care.
Since 1965, Cal Poly Pomona has been using reclaimed water to irrigate fields and pastures. But utilizing this source of water, the campus is able to preserve our most valuable resource. Plans are underway to construct a water filtration facility on campus to better utilize the ground water in university-owned wells. This facility will further reduce our reliance on potable water and the costs associated with purchasing water while properly maintaining landscaped areas. Signs are placed around campus to advertise the university’s efforts to utilize reclaimed water as a means of conserving our most valuable natural resource. These signs are placed in visible places to inform the campus community of the benefits of reclaimed water.
|American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment|
|Assn. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education|
|US Green Building Council|
|John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies|