How You Can Help Save Water

Stanford uses about 2.7 million gallons of potable water per day—28 percent in housing. The University has implemented aggressive water conservation measures to sustain its water supply—and to stay within its San Francisco Public Utilities Commission water allocation.

In Northern California’s frequent drought conditions, it’s especially important for all of us to reduce water use. By using less water, you also help decreasewater pollution, increase energy savings, and create more efficient use of our water resources.


  • Turn off dripping faucets and showers.
  • Report water leaks to your Housing Supervisor.
  • Take short showers.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth.
  • Do only full laundry loads.
  • Run sink faucets two minutes less and save three gallons of water.
  • Run only full loads of laundry and dishes.
  • Report running toilets, broken sprinklers and other water waste (call
    725-1602 or submit a Fix-it request )
  • Don’t flush trash down the toilet.
  • Take your car to a car wash that recycles water; car washing is prohibited on the Stanford campus.

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