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UCI Achieves Star-Quality Efficiency

Please join us in congratulating the University of California, Irvine, for earning IRWD’s WaterStar Certification. UCI achieved this recognition by implementing a wide array of water-reduction projects, resulting in more than 78 million gallons saved annually.

UCI’s water savings include:

  • High-efficiency toilets, showerheads and faucets in dorm rooms – 45 million gallons a year
  • Restroom fixture upgrades in academic buildings – 25 million gallons a year
  • Replacement of once-through cooling systems – 5 million gallons a year
  • Turf replacement and irrigation upgrades – 3.5 million gallons a year

Also, areas irrigated with drinking water have undergone turf conversions and irrigation upgrades. To date, over 159,000 square feet of turf has been removed across campus and replaced with water-effi cient and drought-tolerant plants.

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