CSU Channel Islands, under the leadership of Department of Facilities Services (FS), has taken large strides to achieve a more sustainable campus through water conservation. We have converted the entire campus to reclaimed water for irrigation purposes. By taking this step, as of FY 2013-14 we have reduced our domestic water consumption by 29% since 2008-10 average based on HCF/FTES basis. We have also reduced our reclaimed water consumption by 52% since 2008-10 average based on HCF/Acre basis.

The baseline usage for the university takes the average consumption for FY's 08-10/average FTES for FY's 08-10.The baseline for the averages of 08-10 is 30.79 HCF/FTES. In 11-12 the consumption rate was 27.53 HCF/FTES. In 12-13 the consumption rate was 24.98 HCF/FTES. In 13-14 the consumption rate was 22 HCF/FTES. The Chancellors Office has set goals for all CSU’s to reduce water consumption by 10% by 2016 and 20% by 2020 based on the averaged baseline of 08-10. 2016 goal is 27.72 and 2020 goal is 24.64.

Figure 1: Domestic Water Consumption from 2008-2013

The baseline usage for the university takes the average consumption for FY's 08-10/average acreage for FY's 08-10.The baseline for the averages of 08-10 is 4813.09 HCF/Acre. In 11-12 the consumption rate was 2321.12 HCF/Acre. In 12-13 the consumption rate was 2579.06 HCF/Acre. In 13-14 the consumption rate was 2301.53 HCF/Acre. The Chancellors Office has set goals for all CSU’s to reduce water consumption by 10% by 2016 and 20% by 2020 based on the averaged baseline of 08-10. 2016 goal is 4331.78 HCF/Acre and 2020 goal is 3850.47 HCF/Acre.

Figure 2: Reclaimed Water Consumption from 2008-2013

Additional Information

Please see the following links for additional information of CSU Channel Islands water conservation efforts: