Conservation efforts

UW Bothell works to conserve water in buildings and throughout its landscape. The following practices describe how UW Bothell is conserving water:

  • Upgraded low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads throughout campus
  • UW Bothell created and follows a water conservation and irrigation policy that reaffirms that the University will give high consideration regarding the use and conservation of water and will implement best practices involving campus landscape irrigation, the selection of plants and vegetation, and the selection and implementation of soil management processes.
  • UW Bothell uses a state of the art Rainbird Maxicom irrigation system. The system is an evapotranspiration based central control system, and water use is dependent upon demand.
  • Irrigation zones are planted consciously so that similar plants that require similar water needs are in the same zone to reduce overall water needs.
  • UW Bothell Facilities Services also reduces water use for irrigation through intentional campus landscaping and plant selection. The landscaping of the campus has includes mostly native plants, and have increased the diversity of these plants throughout the years. Once these plantings are established, they require limited, if any, supplemental irrigation.
  • New planting on the UW Bothell campus are planted to incorporated high density and layered canopy designs in order to keep soil adequately shielded and reduce evaporation.