ECU takes water conservation extremely seriously and has worked quickly to make water conservation a priority on all campuses. Recent droughts in the area have brought into clear focus the need to conserve water, and in response, ECU is addressing the issue in a variety of ways.
When irrigation is necessary, ECU uses an advanced system equipped with a weather station that determines how much water is lost in a day. The irrigation system is then able to deliver the precise amount of water needed to the landscape, effectively eliminating over watering.
ECU Facilities Services has worked to reduce water usage in campus buildings for the past five years. In that time the university has seen water consumption decrease 33 percent annually per square foot. Apart from the traditional water-saving initiatives, such as installing low-flow faucets, toilets, and showerheads across campus, ECU is working on more creative ways to save water.