Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

California is still in a drought regardless of the recent rains. In order to adapt to climate change conditions, when we do have rain, it is critical that we learn to capture this resource on site and use it for beneficial purposes rather than letting clean rainwater discharge into the storm drain system where it is 'lost'. If we can capture storm water from the surrounding Porter and re-use it for toilet flushing, we can reduce the Campuses demand for potable water.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Project Status: 
In Progress
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
UCSC Storm Water Management Program, IDEASS
Project Location: 
On campus

Porter College