Sounds nice at first. I am curious as to what type of trees, are they native to
the region? What thought has gone into the mix of trees and their care. The
same with the other plants that will decorate and replace the lawn. Lawns are
nice and oh so not typical of this climate zone.Maybe some
consideration could be given to a complete dry landscape area with decorative
rock formations and native plants which would be more typical of the region. If we reduce the lawn area, at some point the lawn crew will need to be
reduced as well. Will there be a hue and cry over lost jobs? Change is hard.
Hopefully, this is the start of a much bigger effort for the U of U to save
water. Most of the campus looks like a huge golf course - requiring enormous
quantities of water. This project will impact only a fraction of the expansive
lawns on the property.
Am I missing something? I am all for saving water but 100K gallons is not a
lot. My pool has 33K. And what is that maybe $250 worth of water? So they
will spend $16,000 to save $250 worth of water? What am I missing? Must be a
government project. A house with sprinklers will consume 100K in not a lot of
time. Sounds good but this just does not add up.