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sustainability at scu

Sustainable Features of Graham Hall - Water Use

Graham is equipped with numerous water filling stations, to limit the consumption of single-use plastic water bottles, as well as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showers to increase water conservation. Graham's on-site rain gardens reduce runoff, and recycled water is used for irrigation and landscaping purposes. All of these features make Graham the leading residence hall for water conservation on campus.

  • WaterBring your own bottle

    Water filling stations located throughout Graham encourage the use of reusable water bottles and reduce the amount of single-use plastic water bottles while saving residents money.

  • WaterHow much do you flush?

    Graham will achieve a 38 percent reduction in water use through the installation of low-flow toilets, faucets, and showers.
  • WaterHarvesting the rain

    On-site rain gardens absorb rain water and reduce the impacts of pollution and runoff, therefore eliminating the need for new sewer or stormwater infrastructure.

  • WaterPurple pipes

    As on many other parts of the Santa Clara University campus, recycled water from the South Bay Water Recycling program is used for all irrigation and landscaping.