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The university is working to ensure a balanced and sustainable approach to water consumption on the MSU campus. A team comprised of faculty and staff members from MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, Institute of Public Utilities and Institute of Water Research is working to assess campus water use, including process water use as well as water used in residence halls, for facilities and infrastructure needs, for research purposes and for landscaping and irrigation. The team will establish metrics for tracking water use reductions, with the ultimate aim of improving water efficiencies and reducing water use through conservation practices.

Being Spartan Green

Here are some examples of what MSU has done on-campus to promote water conservation:
  • Drip irrigation systems target plants’ root systems so less water is wasted.
  • The university is replacing high-water-use fixtures with more lower-use fixtures.