U. landscaping project expected to save 100K gallons of water per year

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  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2014 6:01 a.m.

    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.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2014 9:44 p.m.

    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.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    June 25, 2014 7:28 p.m.

    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.